Wild Child 2013

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Wild Child tells the comic story of sixteen year old Poppy, a rebellious American teenager who, after numerous warnings by her father, is sent to a strict all-girls boarding school in the U.K. in an attempt to straighten out her behaviour.

Starring:
Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson
Runtime:
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Wild Child

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Nicholas Moore
Starring Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson, Nick Frost, Aidan Quinn, Alex Pettyfer, Shirley Henderson, Daisy Donovan, Johnny Pacar
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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77 of 86 people found the following review helpful By xXx Lauren xXx on 13 Sept. 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A wonderful girly film in the same league as 'The Princess Diaries'. The culture clash between the superficial American Poppy and the well-mannered British girls is hilariously well acted throughout, with the typical English and American stereotypes played brilliantly. The whole cast bring a huge amount of humour to the plot, whilst underneath everything you can see that the film is a celebration of friendship, acceptance and finding yourself. A must see movie!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 8 April 2010
Format: DVD
I'd really recommend this film to any girl that is 12+ because of the language. I really love this film about a spoilt girl from America who makes friends in the most unlikely places.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Uenna TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 July 2010
Format: DVD
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I braced myself to watch another teen movie but I was nicely surprised and touched by the highly emotional journey to self discovery that the lead character made. Here was a teenager on the rampage, 'a rebel without a cause' because of the loss of her mum at such a tender age, in her own words she said she had a hole in her heart and her cure for that was bad company and rebellion of the worst kind; but then her father decided that enough was enough and sent her to a boarding school in England. She was hell bent on rebelling there and refused to fit in, and was plotting ways and means to be expelled from the school, but humanity, love and caring from her roommates and the principal's son got to her and gradually her thinking and behaviour began to change. Little did she know that this was the school her mum attended and that they both had something in common, something she discovered when she captained the sports team to victory. Will she still want to be expelled or will she behave and allow the goodness inside her to outshine all the sadness and grief that had marred her life since her mother died. She did discover herself and was able to distinguish real friends who cared about her from fair-weather friends. I like the story very much and the acting did not disappoint.

There was a lot to learn as a parent watching this movie because it highlighted beautifully the communication gap that often exists between parents and their children, we have to engage young people more in dialogue to find out why they think it is cool to rebel. No one really tried to communicate to her, except the Principal who was her mother's friend and wanted to help her.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A.Teenager on 1 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
This is an incredibly funny teenage girls film and would make an ideal present.

Poppy Moore (Emma Roberts) is a spoilt brat living in the sunny States with her father and sister, and the day her dads girlfriend is due to move in, she pulls one stunt to many and ends up at a boarding school in rainy England. Poppy thinks that it is living hell and tries desperatly to get herself expelled and this results in some very funny and imaginative senarios that Poppy and her new found friends find themselves un.

Would definitely buy as a gift for a teenage girl- very funny 5*****
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Amber on 10 Oct. 2008
Format: DVD
A typical American teen, meets a preppy boarding school in England after pushing her father to the extremes. As Poppy finds her feet in England, she has to make friends and in th eprocess falls in love. All she wants to do is go home and hang out. Having got the headmistresses son (Alex Pettyfer)in her eyes and the girls support, will Poppy ever find true happiness??? An entertaining film that girls will enjoy.
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By Katie Fernandez on 9 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD
Wild Child is a great film - very girly and entertaining - although it's not as original as it might have been.

It tells the story of Poppy Moore (Emma Roberts), a sixteen year old girl who is completely self-obsessed and ridiculously rich, living in Los Angeles with her father and sister. After she goes a step too far with a wild party, her father sends her to an English boarding school, in order to sort her out once and for all. During her stay, all she wants to do is get herself expelled so she can return to the US, although she soon finds out that it's not going to work. Finally, she asks for the help of her new friends to get her kicked out of the school with the ultimate plan. However, seeing as though this means getting friendly with Freddie (Alex Pettyfer) who is son of the headmistress, it becomes clear that this could be the reason she would rather stay at the boarding school.

There are a few slightly negative points, although they don't affect the "watch-ability" of the film; for example the stereotypically snobby English boarding school girls and the over-the-top rich American teenagers. Also, it's not as though there is a lack of films like this, even though this one brings individuality to the unoriginal style plot.

The soundtrack is great with some well-picked songs and the cast all do a fantastic job. The storyline could be more original, but the set and costumes allow for this, making it more up to date, despite the traditional British boarding school themes. Overall, a great film - another girly DVD collection essential!
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By Samantha on 28 May 2013
Format: DVD
I'll start on the positives. Wild Child is NOT a bad film, it would actually achieve at least 4 stars easily if it wasn't for other films such as Mean Girls or John Tucker Must Die setting the bar. I don't know if my opinion is curved because of the amount of chick flicks I watch, but this film felt quite typical - and makes British people look boring and sensible only to be remodelled by a spoilt-queen-bee American girl. (That was a comment on Emma Robert's character by the way, not American people)
I do like the film, it's enjoyable, what with the American-bred teenager who's used to getting everything she wants (later revealed her mother has died and explains her negative attitude towards Rosemary, her dad's girlfriend, at the beginning of the film). Then when she takes her antics too far, her father ships her to an English boarding school, where she befriends (slightly) four girls and is hated by Harriet, the school dictator.
The film is quite average and simply done, but it is funny and a good watch for a girls night in or when you're bored. Don't dismiss the film due to the three stars - you'll probably enjoy it. I'd just say that it is a worthwhile purchase but it might only entertain you for a few watches until the movie becomes too typical and you realise the average quality.
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