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
Actress Daisy Donovan, who also appeared in the film, contributed some additional dialogue to the screenplay, mainly consisting of contemporary phrases or sayings. She said one of the ways she did this was to go to the library and listen to teenagers talking to their friends whilst revising their A levels. See more »
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 »
I didn't start it, it wasn't my fault, and if this were America, I would sue.
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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 »
From the title we really expect an outragous Wild Child but we get the complete opposite.
I was hoping to see more of the LA themed lifestyle but we only saw this on the first 5 minutes. The school came into the film way to quickly, it was almost like skipping a few chapters. Later on in the film things were getting a little bit better although the characters were so annoying, it was frustrating to watch...
It doesn't relate to many other films apart from St. Trinians. This film is different in its own sense of humour, but that gets boring after a while...
I recommend this for a girlish slumber party, otherwise its a miss!
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