When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.
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 of staff disciplinarian 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
In the school dance scene, Harriet quotes the movie Pride & Prejudice (2005), saying "You may only call me Mrs Darcy when you are completely, perfectly, incandescently happy." This quote, however, is from a final additional scene of the film which was included only with the US release to satisfy the US audience with "extra schmaltz". As she is from the UK, Harriet wouldn't have seen this version of the film, and so wouldn't have known this quote. See more »
Get up. Wait for Mrs. Kingsley and the prefects.
[Kiki and Kate raise Poppy from her seat and make her stand up]
That is physical abuse! I'm calling my lawyer!
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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 »
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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