Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wild Child

UK Release: 15th August 2008
Watched on Netflix: Sunday 29th January 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 38mins
Tagline: New Girl. New School. New Rules.

IMDb Plot Synopsis: 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 of staff disciplinarian Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school 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. 

A Quick Review: At 18, I really shouldn’t be watching these tween rom-coms anymore, but on a rainy sunday afternoon there’s nothing better than a cheesy pick-me-up such as this. And while incredibly predictable and cringeworthy it was sweet, funny and touching and so did the job!
It has heart, no one can accuse of it of not having one as it does, it’s just a little too naive and mushy for my liking! Nick Frost’s cameo was pleasantly surprising and so was Emma Roberts who wasn’t as bad as I was expecting.
I wouldn’t call it a brilliant film but it was a great feel-good movie all the same!
Score: 6/10

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