Matilda (1996)

A grouchy couple are parents to a very sweet girl, Matilda. Unlike her bratty brother and mean parents, Matilda becomes a very sweet and extremely intelligent 6 year old 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 newt 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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 90% / Audience 72%

7/10

Rated PG 1 hr 35 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION
Danny DeVito
CAST
Mara Wilson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Rhea Perlman

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Rhea Perlman Zinnia Wormwood
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Tracey Walter FBI Agent Bill
Brian Levinson Michael 'Mikey' Wormwood
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