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Plot: A grouchy couple adopt a very sweet girl who they name Matilda. Unlike her bratty brother and mean parents, Matilda becomes a very sweet and extremely intelligent girl, who is very keen to go to school and read books. After a while, her parents send her to school with the worst principal in the world, a very sweet teacher, and good friends. While trying to put up with her parents' and principal's cruelty, she starts to unwittingly unleash telekinetic powers, destroying a television and making a salamander fly onto the principal. With enough practice, Matilda starts to learn to control her telekinetic powers and soon using them on her principal so she can drive her away from the school. Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 01 Aug 1996
This movie is an absolutely wonderful fantasy. I totally loved it.The dialog is brilliant. The humor is both bold, and subtle. The characters are archetypal.Matilda perfectly captures what it is like to be an intelligent person, trapped in the body of a child, and surrounded by idiots who control far too much of your life.The notion that bad people even adults deserve to be punished for their evil ways even by children is truly subversive. Any child who suffered through the countless typical abuses of unthinking, uncaring, and ignorant parents will truly love this movie. Those same <more>
unthinking, uncaring, and ignorant parents will probably hate this movie, unless they are wise enough to see the truth behind the fantasy.Despite the difficulties Matilda faces, like all good fantasies this movie has a wonderfully happy ending. I wish the same for all.
What a wonderful film - Not Dull for DAHL (by seanbone23)
"I'm smart your dumb, I'm big your little, I'm right your wrong and there's nothing you can do about it!" What a catchphrase I could use that on my brother sometime but anyhow this was an influence on Matilda that made her strong and prepared her for her turbulent time ahead at school, especially with a nasty head teacher 'Miss Trunchbull'. Roald Dahl had written this book to show that a small girl like Matilda can show courage and get herself out of a bad situation, once the film had been made, everything I can remember from the book was alive with a <more>
sweet girl to a lazy Mum and Dad played by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman . I give this film 10/10.
Deliciously dark; much better than the book! (by TheLittleSongbird)
I absolutely love this movie. It is dark, funny, charming and brooding, and captures the essence of the book perfectly. By the way, I love the book as well, and consider Roald Dahl one of the finest authors of children's books, look at the BFG for evidence. The whole film is beautifully photographed, looking lush and crisp. Mara Wilson gives a very spirited performance as Matilda. Sure she's not the same as Quentin Blake's illustrations, but I preferred the changes. Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman were great as the parents. As for Miss Honey, I have never seen Embeth Davidtz look so <more>
lovely, and that's the truth. Indisputetably, the acting honours go to Pam Ferris as the tyrannical Miss Trunchball. I have never seen that side of Pam Ferris, and in real life, she is not as ugly as they made her. The Bruce Bogtrotter scene was enough to make you feel sick for a week, and you don't feel that in the book. The added scenes like in Magnus's house was a nice touch, and I also loved how dark Devito made it, mixing a bit of humour too. And the music score is superb. Check it out! 10/10. Bethany Cox
One of my most highly-anticipated films, 'Matilda' is both a treat and a disappointment. The casting of Mara Wilson as the title character is ingenious - the little girl exudes the qualities set forth in Roald Dahl's classic. Unfortunately, the filmmakers apparently could not resist the urge to alter the book, in which Matilda is British and lives in a small village. The movie version, of course, depicts Matilda as American, but what's worse, that she lives in a larger area. This detracts somewhat from the bucolic setting of the book, although not enough to create a starkly <more>
different environment.The casting of Embeth Davidtz as "Miss Honey" was another great choice. While not what I had pictured from the book, Miss Davidtz captures the warmth and energy of the young teacher. Pam Ferris, as the grotesque "Miss Trunchbull," is simply outstanding. Both her demeanor and her looks bring the book's character alive.'Matilda,' while straying from the book's true form, is still highly enjoyable to watch, especially for those of us who have read the Dahl's masterpiece. Those who enjoy 'Matilda' should also enjoy the movie adaptation of ``The Witches," another Roald Dahl classic.
I believe this film best represents the themes behind Roald Dahl's rather subversive children's literature. It follows the continuity of both "The Witches" and "James and the Giant Peach," casting repulsive Trunchbull into the roles of Grand High Witch and repulsive evil aunt, with a bit of the ogre especially during the chase in Magnus House .It's also pretty obvious that J.K. Rowling had read Roald Dahl long before she wrote the first of her Harry Potter books. I find it very odd how few people have noted Roald Dahl's literary influence on the spate of <more>
children's fantasy authors today. All the elements for Harry are here, in Matilda, right down to her unpleasant 'Muggle' family -- the Wormwoods -- and a brutish, Dudley-like brother. And for the record, Mara Wilson does a good job!
Relatively clean family movie, don't see that too much anymore. (by mphill61)
Kids nothing, I am 22 and I still love this movie. Unfortunate that it does not get played more often.I really can't think of any kid who would not want to be Matilda in this movie. Though she basically gets treated like dirt her whole life, she discovers that she can get even.To this day, the Trenchbolt lady still freaks me out. The scene where she throws the girl over the fence is burned into my brain. Really scares me just how much Matilda's family reminds me of my idiot cousin who had two kids by the time she was my age. The moral of the story is this, having kids you don't <more>
want is never a good idea. It will wreck your life, and it will wreck your kid's life.
Matilda was one of those films that lived in my heart all of these years, because of it's great story perfect cast and pretty good directing from Danny DeVito.The film tells us a simple story of unusual smart kid who was borne totally different from her own family, for example all her family are lazy and she is smart, they hate reading and only watch TV all the day while Matilda hates Television and loves reading. and the story continues a little bit interesting when she learns how to use her special powers to move things from distance without touching them.To be honest till this day i <more>
still believe that no other kid could do the same amazing job as Mara Wilson who became audience sweetheart since her small role along side the late Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 . she is so sweet, charming, innocent and most important lovely.There were a lot of unforgettable scenes such as the chocolate cake thief little Brucey the first introduction to Miss. Trunchbull and the final fight with her.Danny Devito was so adorable her as a director, actor and narrator. I just wished if the film was a little bit longer, but at the end it was an amazing movie.Final rate:8 out of 10
A slightly exaggerated tale of a little girl not appreciated by her family. (by TxMike)
Matilda Mara Wilson was just born into the wrong family. Her dad is a crook in the used auto business, and her mother lives in her own little world where nothing is more important than herself. Matilda goes to the most depressing school run by the most Nazi-like Principal anywhere, but has the nicest teacher anyone could want. This movie is the tale of this little girl and her teacher, and how they helped each other to achieve happiness. Not to be taken too seriously, mostly a fun comedy where we can cheer when the bad guys get what is coming to them. The filming technique uses lots of wide <more>
angle close up shots, which distorts features, especially of the bad guys.SPOILERS follow. Danny DeVito directed and narrates. His narration is nice and in stark contrast to his role as Matilda's dad, Harry Wormwood, who is clueless about how to be a dad. DeVito's real world wife, Rhea Perlman, plays Zinna Wormwood, Matlida's clueless mom. Pam Ferris bravely plays the mean, overbearing Agatha Trunchbull, Principal of the school, dressed like a Nazi teacher might have been. She has pictures of the school children on her dart board for target practice. We learn as the story develops that she was the aunt of the nice schoolteacher, 'Jenny' Honey played by Embeth Davidtz, having raised Jenny after both her mother and father died, the latter mysteriously. So Jenny remained as a teacher only because of her aunt.Matilda is smart, polite, likes to read and learn, all things foreign to her parents. In class, we see that she can multiply very large numbers in her head. At school, she is the only student who stands up to Ms, Trunchbull. Then Matilda finds that she has the power to move things by thinking about them, especially when she gets angry. She uses this near the end by having a chalk write a message on the board, to Ms Trunchbull, from 'Magnus', Jenny's father whose death we come to believe was caused by Trunchbull. The message told her to leave and never come back. Fortunately Matilda's parents are also rushing to leave, "to move to Guam", and Matilda conveniently has "adoption papers" handy, which her parents sign so that she can become jenny's daughter. They end up in Jenny's childhood home, with Trunchbull out of the picture, and jenny the new school Principal.
Another excellent adaptation of a Roald Dahl novel starring one time prolific child actor Mara Wilson. The story is about a little girl called Matilda, who after years of being ignored by her parents and bullied by her evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull,discovers that she has magical powers.This film is basically about how she uses these powers to sort her life out. Danny Devito,who directed and narrated the film,does well as Matilda's crooked father and his real off screen wife,Rhea Perlman is also good as her air headed mother.However i think the real stars of the film are Mara <more>
Wilson,Matilda, and Pam Ferris who plays the evil head Miss Trunchbull. This is a pretty wholesome family movie but Miss Trunchbull is so evil that she even gives me the creeps.She throws children out of windows,spins them around by their hair and in one pretty disturbing scene she makes a child eat an enormous chocolate cake which he does with a little help from Matilda. Of course being a family film Miss Trunchbull does get her comeuppance. As i said this is a family movie bur some parents might be a bit wary of showing the film to very young children as bits of it are quite frightening. In the end Matilda discovers that her magic comes from within and that everyone has a little of that magic in them. I give this film 8/10..