Day fifty-two: Wild Child (April, 30)

Plans are made to be unmade. That's a fact, and I'm living life under this idea for a while now. 

The planed movie for this day was Cake, the new acclaimed Jennifer Aniston's film, that I'm looking forward to see. But life got in the way in a good manner, and I ended up with my beloved niece watching a movie that she wanted for me to check.

Wild Child is a fun teen movie, with a lot of cliches - and we laughed with each simple one of them. We had soda, french fries, chocolate, laughs, witty comments, some anxiety (mine) about the difficult times the silly protagonist that turns-out-to-be-a-good-person goes through, and so. My niece was amused at my reactions, specially when I exclaimed constantly: What? No!!! What's going to happened??? She looked at me from the highness of her knowledge and answered every time with: wait and see, with a Monalisa smile at me. 

The cast here is noteworthy: Aidam Quinn, Emma Roberts (unrecognizable at first), the funny angry faced Shirley Henderson in a sadly too stereotyped (She is the best in the remake of Taming of The Shrew in the series ShakespeaRe-Told). But the most remarkable here is that it is the last Natasha Richardson's film before her tragic death in 2009. 

I'm heading to the cinema now to see Cake, I hope. But another change of plans like yesterday's is always happily welcomed. 

An amusing reference to the All Blacks' Haka

Wild Child. Directed by Nick Moore. With: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn,
Natasha Richardson, Alex Pettyfer. Writer: Lucy Dahl (her one and only
screenplay). US/UK/France, 2008, 98 min., Dolby Digital, Color (Netflix).


  1. I like to allow myself a good old guilty pleasure whenever possible. And there's a line in my film that goes "[...] we all need clichés every now and then", so there you go.
    I hope you like Cake. I absolutely loved it. If, worst case scenario, you hate it, Sam Worthington's character should pay off, he's a delight.


    1. You see, the very idea of a guilty pleasure is foreign to me. We should enjoy what movies and books and songs we want. The concept that it should be things that are culturally valid is ingrained in us since ever, but fighting it is one of my goals in life lol. With kids, it gets easier tot do that - they are not so programmed in that matter yet ;)

      I got the wrong time. No Cake for me today... It will be White Bird in a Blizzard instead.

  2. I always love the deep of the discussion around here. I think we must have sometime linked to some clichés, that's the way we rebuild them.

  3. Heye! Sure, cliches are what they are just because we can relate to them... And Cinema can act in many directions: break, perpetuate or, as you've said, rebuilt it.