Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Kids & Family
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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(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."