Wild Child (12)

Film

Comedy

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Aug 12 2008

‘That’s the final straw, you are going to England!’ belts out Malibu dad Aidan Quinn as he sends his brat daughter Emma Roberts across the Atlantic for yet another film set at a British boarding school. Roberts’s roller-coaster accent of rising vowels and spoiled ‘be-atch’ attitude don’t go down well among the jolly hockeysticks crowd, but those girls, led by uppity head Georgia King, aren’t so palatable either. It takes Roberts’s level-headed roommates to pesuade her of the benefits of a more agreeable approach to life.

Adult co-stars Shirley Henderson and Natasha Richardson struggle valiantly as a matron and headmistress and Daisy Donovan and Nick Frost have amusing small roles as a teacher and a hairdresser, but young Alex Pettyfer (‘Stormbreaker’) as the headmistress’s dishy son is as wooden as Gordon Brown at a Southwold photocall. The directing by Working Title’s longtime editor Nick Moore (‘Notting Hill’, ‘Love Actually’) shows little knack for comic timing – but the script offers few gags beyond fart jokes and the basest of cultural-clash observations. This celebration of mid-Atlantic compromise is one for the youngest and most forgiving of teenage girls.
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Release details

Rated:

12

UK release:

Fri Aug 15, 2008

Duration:

98 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Nick Moore

Cast:

Aidan Quinn, Emma Roberts, Georgia King, Alex Pettyfer

Screenwriter:

Lucy Dahl

Music:

Michael Price

Cinematography:

Chris Seager

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caitlin xx

this film is just the best i love it all of you who wrote the bad comments are pathetic it just the best :/

caitlin xx

this film is just the best i love it all of you who wrote the bad comments are pathetic it just the best :/

Hevs

Has anyone else noticed that in Wild Child, Drippy says "3rd Grade" and she's meant to be 'British'. NOBODY uses "grade" when talking about school years in Britain. Therefore a common American writers mistake for a "British" film. IN YOUR FACE SUCKER. I'm sorry, but it made me LOOLLLLL! when I figured that out. -I'm British myself, and I LOLed after watching it for over a year! Don't ask why, but I found it so funny. And she calls herself British? pshh ;) PS - I'm not a hater, I just had to say this. ☮ + ♥ !

Hevs

Has anyone else noticed that in Wild Child, Drippy says "3rd Grade" and she's meant to be 'British'. NOBODY uses "grade" when talking about school years in Britain. Therefore a common American writers mistake for a "British" film. IN YOUR FACE SUCKER. I'm sorry, but it made me LOOLLLLL! when I figured that out. -I'm British myself, and I LOLed after watching it for over a year! Don't ask why, but I found it so funny. And she calls herself British? pshh ;) PS - I'm not a hater, I just had to say this. ☮ + ♥ !

lol

this is the worst film i have ever seen seriously the jokes are sterotypical and dry nothing about it is good

lol

this is the worst film i have ever seen seriously the jokes are sterotypical and dry nothing about it is good

Lucy

Very sterotypical of English people (we do have wireless over here and we are allowed to use mobile phones in school!), but a guilty pleasure film that is easy and enjoyable to watch.

Lucy

Very sterotypical of English people (we do have wireless over here and we are allowed to use mobile phones in school!), but a guilty pleasure film that is easy and enjoyable to watch.

Rochelle

OMG i loved wild child i would sooo watch it again! how can u not like wild child

Rochelle

OMG i loved wild child i would sooo watch it again! how can u not like wild child

eunice

Au contraire. i think this film was brilliant and clever and Alex Pettyfer's acting was in-sync with his role as an english bloke. i like how it's sort of like a new modern version of enid blyton's 'the naughtiest girl' in the school book. i felt that the jokes were snappy rather than lame or crass.

eunice

Au contraire. i think this film was brilliant and clever and Alex Pettyfer's acting was in-sync with his role as an english bloke. i like how it's sort of like a new modern version of enid blyton's 'the naughtiest girl' in the school book. i felt that the jokes were snappy rather than lame or crass.

Howard

Awful, awful, awful. It's just terrible. If you give this film anything above a two how do you rate anything else that has characters, plot, dialogue, ideas or even the most basic of movie makeing nouse? People need to be trained to recognise this dross for the substandard straight to the bargain bin rubbish that it is.

Howard

Awful, awful, awful. It's just terrible. If you give this film anything above a two how do you rate anything else that has characters, plot, dialogue, ideas or even the most basic of movie makeing nouse? People need to be trained to recognise this dross for the substandard straight to the bargain bin rubbish that it is.

Sam

i dont see why everyone hates this film its BRILLIANT and i cant stop watching it!

Sam

i dont see why everyone hates this film its BRILLIANT and i cant stop watching it!

David Marsh

This film is rated 12, so how come that nearly everyone that has watched it, rated it, really can't spell, maybe they should all go to boarding school, it might do them some good.

David Marsh

This film is rated 12, so how come that nearly everyone that has watched it, rated it, really can't spell, maybe they should all go to boarding school, it might do them some good.

hannah

Does anyone else apart from me love Wild Child. No-one else is commenting

hannah

Does anyone else apart from me love Wild Child. No-one else is commenting

Caitlin

I enjoyed this movie I have seen better (Mamma Mia) but I have seen worse (the incredible hulk) I really enjoye it

Caitlin

I enjoyed this movie I have seen better (Mamma Mia) but I have seen worse (the incredible hulk) I really enjoye it

hannah

I enjoyed this movie. Not as good as Mamma Mia but still good. I would see it again if I got the chance.

hannah

I enjoyed this movie. Not as good as Mamma Mia but still good. I would see it again if I got the chance.

dreamer

Fab teen movie. Not as good as angus thongs and perfect snogging but still a good way to pass a rainy saturday afternoon. If you have the choice go see mamma mia instead

dreamer

Fab teen movie. Not as good as angus thongs and perfect snogging but still a good way to pass a rainy saturday afternoon. If you have the choice go see mamma mia instead

Lil Miss Giggles

I fort da film woz awesom but the ending was that great.. was der a film called wild child but with a boy insted of a girl?? lol xx

Lil Miss Giggles

I fort da film woz awesom but the ending was that great.. was der a film called wild child but with a boy insted of a girl?? lol xx

babz xxx

i think that da film woz amazing i agree with the girl who said that u should add more i taken ma bf and he said it woz crap i dont think so love ya xxxxxxxxxxxx ; )

babz xxx

i think that da film woz amazing i agree with the girl who said that u should add more i taken ma bf and he said it woz crap i dont think so love ya xxxxxxxxxxxx ; )

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