Wild Child

2008 PG-13 1h 39m DVD

Wild Child

2008 PG-13 1h 39m DVD
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When spoiled rich girl pushes her father too far with her reckless spending and outlandish behavior, he ships the Malibu princess off to a strict English boarding school where she's under the watchful eye of a no-nonsense headmistress.
Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson, Shirley Henderson, Alex Pettyfer, Aidan Quinn, Kimberley Nixon, Georgia King, Juno Temple, Lexi Ainsworth, Shelby Young, Johnny Pacar, Nick Frost
Nick Moore
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that teens will want to see this girl-bonding movie because of Emma Roberts' star appeal. And though there is a redemptive quality to the movie in the end, the damage is done by the very fact that her father would let her have unlimited Jimmy Choo's and Gucci ensembles in her closet to begin with. Although she proves to be a good kid after all, Poppy gets away with a whole lot of obnoxious behavior, which is the norm among her American friends.

Sexual Content

The ease with which girls make out with guys is startling. Poppy's friend is in bed with her boyfriend, of which the viewer sees bare shoulders, implying that they are naked. Girls tromp about in next to nothing. References to sexual positions.


Mention of the main character's mother who had died.


"S--t" is the first and second word in the movie. From there it doesn't get much better: "bi-yach," "suck," "asshole," "Christ," "bloody", "asses," "slutty," "whorey," "s--t brain," "prostitute," "bitches," "friggin." Most of these words are frequent insults lobbed among girls.

Social Behavior

Spoiled, bad behavior has few consequences for most of the movie.


In Malibu it's all about the clothes and the swag. Mentioned specifically: Jimmy Choo, Gucci, iPhone, People magazine, US Weekly, Target, Manohlo Blanik, etc...

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Underage buying of alcohol and consuming in excess. Girls are so drunk they tell of being passed out in one another's vomit. One girl vomits during the lacrosse game the next day.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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