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 his school's star soccer player, 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's 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 »
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 »
Yes... This isn't a deep and meaningful piece of classic cinema... It is a fun "just sit back and have a good grin" film.
I'm afraid that people who get on their high horse about films like this must have gone to the wrong cinema! I am male, in my 40's, have a degree and run my own company... I watched this together with my two daughters (14 and 16) and we all had great fun and a few really good laughs. So no... you don't have to be a 12 year old girl to find something fun in this film!
It is predictable, cheesy and the plot is VERY shallow and weak in most places... But you can't expect more from a film like this.
So if you want to watch this, just turn off your high-brow film critic existence, grab some popcorn and a fizzy drink and have a smile...
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