Wild Child
Wild Child (2008)

Sixteen-year-old Poppy is a self-obsessed, incorrigible brat who lives a pampered life in her L.A. world. Although she's handed credit cards with unlimited balances and surrounded by countless hangers on, Poppy can't escape the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 17, 2009
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Critic Score
42%
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User Score
62%



Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: More mild than wild. This tween comedy mess falls flat on its face due to poor characters, poor direction and poor jokes.

Leslie Felperin
Variety

Competent if mechanical helming debut by editor Nick Moore.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Mildly entertaining and utterly innocuous...

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

The screenplay by Lucy Dahl (daughter of Roald) dwells unpleasantly on cruelty and humiliation, and finally Poppy does little more than exchange one form of snobbery for another.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

This celebration of mid-Atlantic compromise is one for the youngest and most forgiving of teenage girls.

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Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International

A project broad-based enough to make tween competitor Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging feel arthouse.

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The Australian

It's an unoriginal story but one with potential, and the actors who play Poppy's school chums are lively company.

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Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com

A slight but tart teen comedy, Child carries some surprising bite, subverting the norm with a fine British cast helping to sell the pixy stick fantasy, buttressed by Roberts's refreshing angry streak.

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FILMINK (Australia)

What begins as tedious teen comedy/drama about a Californian brat turns out to be a surprisingly agreeable popcorn flick.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

The film has an energy and honesty about it: it's lively, funny and smart and the characters are appealing

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Suprisingly good film considering the 'mild' teen films that we have around today. I'd agree with the name of the film, the main word being… More
Dead Angel
Another nice fun movie.
Manu Gino
New Girl. New School. New Rules. The movie clearly is a chick flick azn girls only but I enjoyed it anyways been a guy and all, it entertain me to say the… More
Film Crazy
its an ok movie actually i was actually surprised. if i compared this to any movie it would probably have to be st trinians of course not as good as st… More
Cassie Hill
Really good. I love Emma & Alex! :)
Nicki Marie
This was okay for a teen movie. Vastly superior to St Trinians which I recently also inflicted on myself, still could have been better though. Could have done… More

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