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Wild Child (2008)

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

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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 KGF Vissers

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New Girl. New School. New Rules.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Diva adolescente  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$831 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

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

Harriet dresses as Keira Knightley from in her role as Elizabeth Bennet from Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005). The music that Mr. Nellist plays is "Dawn" written by Dario Marianelli which features in the film. Pictures from the film are seen as Harriet designs her costume in her bedroom before the "coffee aging" is poured on Poppy (Emma Roberts). 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 Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

If This Is Love
Performed by The Saturdays
Written by Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet,
John Reid, Remee and Ina Wroldsen
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Not bad at all
6 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wild Child may be predictable, but what it lacks in substance it makes up in character evolution. It is your basic wild child gets sent away and becomes reformed type of movie, but there lies a deeper meaning hidden in this movie. The poster before me recommended this to children, and I can't help but wonder if that poster was a teen him/herself. Adults will enjoy this movie more than teenagers; teenagers rarely understand coming-of-age movies as they have yet to experience it.

Wild Child is most assuredly a predictable movie, but don't let that stop you. It's also very heartwarming, charming, and may bring a tear to your eye. See it.


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