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.
For the scene where Matilda dances around the living room using her powers, the song that was played on set was Harry Belafonte's "Matilda". In the finished film, "Little Bitty Pretty One" by Thurston Harris plays over the scene instead.
Mine are driving me crazy. I'll tell ya, six hours a day of school IS NOT enough.
Matilda: I'll say!
At one point in the film, Miss Trunchbull eats one of the candies without removing the wrapper. However, this is not technically a mistake because some people do eat their candy with the wrapper still on and that trait about Miss Trunchbull only added to her character. (In the original VHS, there is more than one reference to her eating the candy without removing the wrapper.)
On Freeform telecasts, when confronting Matilda about the newt, Miss Trunchbull refers to her as a "pin-worm" as opposed to a "piss-worm".
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