Wild Child

Wild Child

Nick Moore (2008)

94min
12A Certificate
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Review

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Emma Roberts stars as Poppy, a spoilt California "princess", in this cross between St Trinian's and Mean Girls. Roberts is dispatched by exasperated dad Aidan Quinn to a posh English boarding school ruled by acid-tongued headmistress Mrs Kingsley (Natasha Richardson). The school has a regime of decorum and discipline, but Poppy's obnoxious, spoilt-brat ways soon earn the enmity of all - in particular the school's upstaged head girl. No prizes for guessing, though, that life lessons are learned and that Poppy emerges a perfect poppet from the experience. Debut director Nick Moore's film hasn't an original bone in its body. However, it treads well-worn territory with a bright and breezy aplomb that even a super-wooden performance from Alex Pettyfer (Stormbreaker) can't spoil. Rebellious pre-teen girls will adore it.

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Cast & Crew

Poppy Emma Roberts
Mrs Kingsley Natasha Richardson
Matron Shirley Henderson
Freddie Alex Pettyfer
Mr Christopher Nick Frost
Gerry Aidan Quinn
Harriet Georgia King
Kate Kimberley Nixon
Drippy Juno Temple
Miss Rees-Withers Daisy Donovan
Director Nick Moore
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 15 Aug 2008
Comedy