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A grouchy couple give birth to a very sweet girl they name Matilda. Unlike her bratty brother & mean parents, Matilda becomes a very sweet & extremely intelligent girl who is very anxious to go to school & read books. After a while, her parents send her to a school with the worst principal in the world, a very sweet teacher, & good friends. While trying to put up with her parent's & principal's cruelty, she starts to unwittingly unleash telekinetic powers that destroy a television & make a reptile fly on her teacher. With enough practice, Matilda starts to learn to control her telekinetic powers & soon using them on her principal so she can drive her away from the school.
Critics always get away with giving a lot of good movies the bad ratings. Matilda was one of them.
I happened to think Matilda was particularly great.
Mara Wilson did good as the title character, except on some levels she acted more like a kid, while more of an over-sophisticated teen on other levels. The only thing missing in her future is a part as the star character in yet another Alice in Wonderland project.
Pam Ferris seemingly got the part of Ms. Truchbull for an obvious reason. No offense, but she's UGLY!! That best fit Ms. Trunchbull's personality.
Danny DeVito was sort of trying to put a one-man act in the film. He was Matilda's dad, the director, and one of the producers.
The other actors/actresses, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Brian Levinson, etc. did good as those they were acting as. That's what made this movie so wonderful. The casting was the right price.
Again, the producers decided to wait until the original story writer passed away before making a movie from one of his works. The British story was somehow modified into an American perspective. One thing most people don't understand is how advanced Matilda's content is, even though it was probably intended for kids. That doesn't make it a bad thing; movies have to appeal to everyone in general, not just little kids.
But other than that, Matilda was a real treat.
Writers:Roald Dahl (book)
Nicholas Kazan (screenplay)
Release Date:2 August 1996 (USA)
Genre:Adventure / Comedy / Drama / Family / Fantasy
MPAA:Rated PG for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language.
Filming Locations:Arcadia, California, USA
Mara Wilson ... Matilda Wormwood
Danny DeVito ... Harry Wormwood / Narrator
Rhea Perlman ... Zinnia Wormwood
Embeth Davidtz ... Miss Jennifer 'Jenny' Honey
Pam Ferris ... Agatha Trunchbull
Paul Reubens ... FBI Agent Bob
Tracey Walter ... FBI Agent Bill
Brian Levinson ... Michael 'Mikey' Wormwood
Jean Speegle Howard... Miss Phelps
Sara Magdalin ... Matilda at 4 Years
R.D. Robb ... Roy
Gregory R. Goliath... Luther (as Goliath Gregory)
Fred Parnes ... Waiter
Kiami Davael ... Lavender
Leor Livneh Hackel... Julius Rottwinkle
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