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.
Pam Ferris would often stay in character when the director called cut in an attempt to scare the children on set so that their fear of Miss Trunchbull would be genuine when the camera was rolling.
Oh my. My father's portrait used to hang there.
Matilda: Whoever painted The Trunchbull must have had a strong stomach. A really strong stomach.
On Matilda's first day of school, in the car and walking through the gates, she is holding a book. When Matilda enters the playground she is no longer holding it.
The opening and closing credits are displayed over various colored backgrounds.
$8,209,000 (USA) (2 August 1996)
$33,084,249 (USA) (29 November 1996)
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