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Actors: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris
Director: Danny DeVito
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     1997     1hr 42min

Danny DeVito's adaptation of the Roald Dahl book for children is mostly just fine, helped along quite a bit by the charming performance of Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire) as young Matilda, a brilliant girl neglected by her st...  more »


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Actors: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris
Director: Danny DeVito
Creators: Danny DeVito, Joshua Levinson, Liccy Dahl, Martin Bregman, Nicholas Kazan, Roald Dahl, Robin Swicord
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: School Days, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/22/1997
Original Release Date: 08/02/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 08/02/1996
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Raymond G. from DRACUT, MA
Reviewed on 10/28/2013...
Delightful. Never get tired of seeing it, even tough it is sort of a kids movie.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Lori B. (angel13) from ALMA, MI
Reviewed on 11/7/2011...
this is a good family movie. Very clean funny i could watch it all the time. It is a must have in my collection. Matilda very smart girl uses the other part of her brain to move objects. She teaches her dad and principle a lession. Very good movie.
Kelly L. (travelbug2497) from HUDSON, MI
Reviewed on 6/8/2009...
I watched this movie as a pre-teen and loved it. I do remember some of my friends parents not letting them watch it due to parents of Matilda in this movie. They do NOT take care of this child, which is a sad reality of the world these days. :(

Movie Reviews

Highly enjoyable
M | I wait behind the wall, gnawing away at your reali | 03/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So many movies just suck compared to the books they were derived from, but this movie hardly fails to please. I read the book many years ago and when the movie was announced, I was surprised and curious. I am glad to say that I was not at all disappointed. This movie isn't EXACTLY like the book, but I really can't complain. The book was wonderful, and so is this movie, and I rate it 4.5/5 stars. The only thing that really bothers me is the cover of this DVD. It's a rather poor cover, and doesn't capture the essence of the movie.

There's plenty of humorous moments here. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman do FANTASTIC jobs with their characters. They're such a incredible couple and their dynamics worked well in this film as they provide plenty of comic humor and make the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood beautifully. Ms. Honey wasn't quite as I imagined she would be, but her actress did a rather nice job in the role, and Ms. Trunchbull's actress was just perfect. A great character/actor ensemble within a good story truly makes for a wonderful film."