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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.

Director:

Nick Moore

Writer:

Lucy Dahl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Poppy
Lexi Ainsworth ... Molly
Shelby Young ... Ruby
Johnny Pacar ... Roddy
Aidan Quinn ... Gerry Moore
Natasha Richardson ... Mrs. Kingsley
Georgia King ... Harriet
Ruby Thomas Ruby Thomas ... Jane
Eleanor Turner-Moss Eleanor Turner-Moss ... Charlotte
Kimberley Nixon ... Kate
Maisie Preston Maisie Preston ... 'Wow' Girl
Juno Temple ... Drippy
Sophie Wu ... Kiki
Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker ... Josie
Shirley Henderson ... Matron
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

New Girl. New School. New Rules.

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Buntovnica u internatu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,177,472 (United Kingdom), 17 August 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$831, 5 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,780, 5 December 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aidan Quinn and Natasha Richardson starred together in The Handmaid's Tale (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Harriet is taking the "dirty call", it is clear she is using a school phone. However, in the next scene, when we see the fliers in the phonebox, the contact number begins with "07", the digits of a mobile phone number. See more »

Quotes

Matron: [to the girls, coming in with Poppy's uniform] Bedtime, girls.
Josie: [to the Matron] Night!
Matron: [to Poppy, holding her proper uniform] The *correct* school uniform!
[dumps the uniform near her bed]
Matron: Wear it!
[snaps her fingers]
Matron: Bed!
[Poppy pokes her tongue at the Matron as she walks away, and she starts yelling]
Matron: POPPY MOORE, BED! NOW!
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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 Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Tambourine
Written by Charles Brown, Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean), Sean Garrett, Eve (as Eve Jeffers), Carl Kidd
Performed by Eve
Courtesy of Aftermath Records & Geffen Records
Under lisence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Not bad at all
6 October 2008 | by caersaiSee 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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