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Matilda

Matilda
Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Matilda Wormwood
Age: 8 years old

 

Matilda

1996
Rating: 8 (6 votes)
Directed: Danny DeVito
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117008

Summary

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Movie Reviews

An absolute joy to watch, this film will entertain adults as well as children. DeVito (as the director) has always made entertaining films and with this one he hits the jackpot. Presented in an almost surreal fashion, the film is comic book-ish enough that the violence in it and Trunchbull's attitude toward children isn't as harsh as it might sound in the descriptions below. Mara Wilson is fabulous as the title character, combining both adult and childhood observations into one little girl. The sequence when she really starts to control her powers and dances around to a snappy tune is just plain, fun to watch. Ferris plays a marvelously bad principal/former Olympian who goes over the top with her performance. Kids will love the film and we give it an 7 out of 10. [from: Screen It! Entertainment Reviews for Parents]