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Matilda 1996
PG

  • Danny DeVito
  • August 2, 1996
  • 98 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Fantasy, Family
A little magic goes a long way.
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.

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Ah, my childhood!

Random thoughts: Maybe this is why I don't like chocolate cake. Best insults ever!

This is just such an entertaining, heartwarming, and surprisingly nail-biting movie. All of the actors are perfect.

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You don't understand how much this movie means to me. You can grow up to be anything, family is earned, and imagination and learning is power. This movie is so innocent and pure and about being your true self above all else. And it makes me happy.

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This movie is dark and twisted. It is about a smart girl who is neglected at home and phisically and mentally abused at school, until she develops mind powers and get her revenge against the principal, who has mental issues. Oh, and their parents also didn't think twice when asked to give her away.

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