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.
In the making of segment on the DVD, Danny DeVito reveals that for the chalk to write by itself, they wrote the letters backwards on the opposite side of the chalkboard, then put a magnet on the chalk. They then had someone stand behind the chalkboard and write... ...
Any packages come today?
Harry Wormwood: Where'd all this come from?
Matilda: The library.
Harry Wormwood: The library? You've never set foot in a library. You're only four years old.
Harry Wormwood: You're four!
Harry Wormwood: If you were six-and-a-half, you'd be in school already...
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) (4 August 1996)
$33,084,249 (USA) (1 December 1996)
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