When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
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
Harriet is quoting from the end of Pride and Prejudice shows that this film was written by Americans as it's from an alternate ending to the film that was added for US audiences and wasn't in the UK version. See more »
Near the end, when Poppy is talking to her father, the hair across her right ear moves between shots. See more »
[talking about all the stuff she has done - including taking revenge]
... Look at me going on and on. You can tell me to shut up anytime.
Wow... Remind me never to get on your bad side, but thing is, I am pretty sure you don't have one.
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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 »
This film is about a American teenage girl with severe conduct problems. Her father sends her to a British boarding school in order to have her cleaned up.
"Wild Child" is a light hearted teen comedy. The abundance of hair dressing scenes, shopping scenes and dancing scenes is an indication that "Wild Child" is a fluffy movie that goes very well with popcorn. Though Poppy's behaviour is unacceptable at times, the film makes a point in saying that a person who displays bad behaviour is not equivalent to a bad person. It gives hope and support to troubled people who are rejected and disliked due to their bad behaviour.
The plot is realistic and yet dramatic enough to keep viewers interested. The friendships that Poppy created are well portrayed and told. The ending is heartwarming and satisfying. "Wild Child" is a great brain off comedy, and I enjoyed watching it.
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