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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

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 »

Goofs

Near the end, when Poppy is talking to her father, the hair across her right ear moves between shots. See more »

Quotes

Poppy: [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.
Freddie: 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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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

Ice Cream
Written by Tahita Bulmer and Andrew Spence
Performed by New Young Pony Club
Courtesy of Modular Recordings & Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A great brain off comedy
17 April 2009 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

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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