Matilda Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 1997

PG|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris, Paul Reubens, Tracey Walter, Brian Levinson

Director: Danny DeVito

Genres: Family, Comedy

Production Co: Jersey Films, TriStar Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Friend, Underdog, Witty, Father, Mother, School