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Wild Child (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 2008 (UK)
A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

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Storyline

Since Malibu brat Poppy Moore's mom passed away, she has pushed her rich, usually absent dad Gerry shamelessly. When his patience wears out, she's shipped off to her mother's former English boarding school for girls, Abbey Mount. On her first day she makes enemies of most dorm mates, especially dominant lacrosse school captain Harriet, and the school's principal Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school only appealing feature for her is Kingsley's dashing son Freddie. When the dream prince transfers his favor from ambitious, uptight Harriet to unruly Poppy, that changes everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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New Girl. New School. New Rules.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some coarse and suggestive content, sex references and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Buntovnica u internatu  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,177,472 (UK) (17 August 2008)

Gross:

$19,780 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

Early in the film, Poppy makes a reference to the school being just like Hogwarts (from the Harry Potter series), just moments before Matron played by Shirley Henderson appears on screen. Henderson played Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and related films. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs Kingsley is leaning through the car window talking to Poppy she uses the finger of her left hand because her right hand is on the car when the camera is behind her but when the camera is in front of her she is using a finger on the right hand. See more »

Quotes

Kate: Get up. Wait for Mrs. Kingsley and the prefects.
Poppy: Screw them!
[Kiki and Kate raise Poppy from her seat and make her stand up]
Poppy: That is physical abuse! I'm calling my lawyer!
Kate: With what?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with scrapbook cutouts of Poppy and her new life at Abbey Mount, later showing a clip of her and her new friends at Poppy's beach house in Malibu. See more »

Connections

References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Chasing Pavements
Written by Adele (as Adele Adkins) and Francis White
Performed by Adele
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd
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Good Fun
18 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK, so this film isn't going to win any Oscars but it does deliver.

I saw this film this evening with friends (we're 18) and we had a good laugh and a good time watching it. Some of it#s content makes it quite a predictable teen movie but despite this the film is good fun and has some surprise moments.

For those expecting a tween film like What A Girl Wants this is not it! There's a lot of swearing, sexual reference and drinking which is more like the kind of things normal 16 year olds do. This film has more of an edge than your usual teen flick and will definitely appeal to a wider range of ages. So give it a chance, it might surprise you.


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