Wild Child

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Wild Child
‘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.

By: Dave Calhoun

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Release details

Rated: 12
Release date: Friday August 15 2008
Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Nick Moore
Screenwriter: Lucy Dahl
Cast: Aidan Quinn
Emma Roberts
Georgia King
Alex Pettyfer

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:52
  • 4 star:9
  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:0
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this film is just the best i love it all of you who wrote the bad comments are pathetic it just the best :/


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


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. ☮ + ♥ !


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. ☮ + ♥ !


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ; )


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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