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Wild Child (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 2008 (UK)
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.


Nick Moore


Lucy Dahl
1,876 ( 454)





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 ... Josie
Shirley Henderson ... Matron


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 KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


New Girl. New School. New Rules.


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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Did You Know?


Aidan Quinn and Natasha Richardson starred together in The Handmaid's Tale (1990). See more »


When Poppy moves into her dorm room, she carries an iPhone around looking for a signal, and another girl draws attention to the phone being an iPhone. At the end of the scene, the phone has suddenly changed into a Sidekick with a pink, sparkly case. See more »


Harriet: You're not. You awful bitch. You've turned this school upside down. You've ruined everything. You started it. I only finished what you started.
Mrs. Kingsley: Harriet? My office, now.
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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 »


References Goldfinger (1964) See more »


I Got It From My Mama
Written by Will.i.am (as Will Adams), Jean-Luc Drion, and Dominique Regiacorte
Performed by Will.i.am
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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User Reviews

Wild Child?
18 August 2008 | by sam_aj_01See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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