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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Poppy
... Molly
... Ruby
... Roddy
... Gerry Moore
... Mrs. Kingsley
... Harriet
Ruby Thomas ... Jane
Eleanor Turner-Moss ... Charlotte
... Kate
Maisie Preston ... 'Wow' Girl
... Drippy
... Kiki
... Josie
... 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

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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 »

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Buntovnica u internatu  »

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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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Trivia

The skirt for the Abbey Mount school uniform is a Holyrood tartan kilt. See more »

Goofs

Kate and the others tell Poppy that Freddie got caught with a girl in "the third grade". British schools refer to "years" not "grades". See more »

Quotes

Poppy: I didn't start it, it wasn't my fault, and if this were America, I would sue.
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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 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

You Think I Don't Care
Written by Jack McManus, Stephen Robson, and Francis White
Performed by Jack McManus
Courtesy of Polydor (UK) Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Don't hold it to high standards and it will exceed your expectations
14 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

You know, this is a teen movie. What can you really expect? I think, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by Wild Child. The cast doe an excellent job, with the teens carrying the movie pretty much themselves.

The story line, though mostly predictable, is nicely delivered and felt honest.

This is a great movie for families, or girls' night out! I am 26 and thoroughly enjoyed it with my friends!!! Of course, don't hold it to high standards, it won't meet them, but for what it is, it exceeded expectations.


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