Movie: Wild child
Running time: 98 minutes
Directed by: Nick Moore
Written by: Kate Kondell, Daisy Donovan, Lucy Dahl
Reviewed by: Martin Bishop
Available at: Muhima Golden videos
The unhinged behaviour of a Malibu princess (Emma Roberts) prompts her frustrated father to send her to an all-girls English boarding school in this teen comedy. Poppy is a bratty, self-absorbed 16-year-old whose pampered L.A. childhood has left her with a notable sense of self entitlement. Showered with unlimited-balance credit cards and constantly flanked by a horde of hangers-on, the ill-mannered Poppy loudly lets her parents know just how frustrated she is with her current family situation.
Upon arriving at her new school, American princess Poppy is taken aback to learn that she must follow the rules laid out by the stern matrons in charge, be in bed by curfew, and of course take part in mandatory lacrosse matches.