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Roald Dahl's Matilda

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Director: Danny DeVito

Starring: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz and Pam Ferris

Rating: PG

USA 1996, 98mins

Danny DeVito's version of the Roald Dahl family classic gleefully preserves the book's spirit of stupid parents, cruel teachers and a very brave little girl

This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda's school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull's wrath and fight back against her unkind parents.