Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Matilda Wormwood is an exquisite and intelligent little girl. Unfortunately, Matilda is misunderstood by her family because she is very different from their ways of life. As time passes, Matilda finally starts school that has a kindly teacher, loyal friends and a sadistic principal. As she gets fed up with the constant cruelty, Matilda begins to realize that she has a gift of telekinetic powers. After some days of practice, Matilda suddenly turns the tables to stand up to her parents and outwit the principal.Written by
Catherine O'Hara was considered for the role of Zinnia Wormwood. See more »
The Trunchbull's cake has two layers in some shots and three layers in others. See more »
[cutting off Harry's hat with scissors]
I still don't see how you glued your hat on, Harry. I mean, I know you say you didn't, but obviously, you did.
I did *not* glue my hat to my head! The hat shrunk! The fibers fused to my hair!
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The opening and closing credits are displayed over various colored backgrounds. See more »
On Freeform telecasts, when confronting Matilda about the newt, Miss Trunchbull refers to her as a "pin-worm" as opposed to a "piss-worm". See more »
Little Bitty Pretty One
Written by Bobby Day (as Robert Byrd)
Performed by Thurston Harris
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"A wonderful and partly scary adaption of Roald Dahl's classic novel"
I can't say 'Matilda' was one of my favorite Roald Dahl books as a child but the movie adaption isn't that bad.
Matilda is a very bright and intelligent for a girl of her age. She's quite different from her grouchy and ignorant parents. Danny DeVito was good as Matilda's grouchy father, he often plays very grouchy characters. Mrs Trunchbull is as scary as she is in the book. She's worse than mean. She's a deranged and aggressive monster! She's an absolute monster! She hates children and does nothing except bully and intimidate them.
As for Mrs Jennifer Honey she's the exact opposite of Mrs Trunchbull. She's kindest and sweetest teacher you could find. She's like a mother to her school children and tries to protect them, but unfortunately she to is intimidated by Mrs Trunchbull. So when Matilda develops these telekinetic powers, it is up to her to teach Mrs Trunchbull an ultimate lesson.
I really liked the relationship Matilda has with Mrs Honey. It reminds me of the relationships I had with certain teachers at school. So I would say this movie is both frightening and touching at the same time.
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