PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Matilda, when describing her love of Charles Dickens to Miss Honey, accidentally mispronounces his name as "Dahl's Chickens." This is a nod to another novel by Roald Dahl, "The BFG," in which the title character continuously mispronounces Charles Dickens' name.
You didn't like the chokey, did you? Thought you'd pay me back, didn't you? Well, I'll pay you back, young lady.
Matilda: For what, Miss Trunchbull?
Agatha Trunchbull: For this newt, you piss-worm!
Matilda: I'm telling you, I didn't do it!
Agatha Trunchbull: Besides, even if you didn't do it, I'm going ...
On Matilda's first day of school, when the Trunchbull comes outside, Matilda runs to hide in a gap in the walls where she meets Lavender and Hortensia. After she has finished talking to them and the Trunchbull says "fresh meat", Matilda is standing in her original position in the schoolyard so the Trunchbull brushes her aside. She would not have had time to move to that position.
$8,209,000 (USA) (2 August 1996)
$33,084,249 (USA) (29 November 1996)
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