A young girl with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge overcomes her parents' disapproval and forms a lasting bond with a sensitive teacher, ultimately discovering her own special abilities. Adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl, and directed by Danny De Vito who also stars as Matilda's insensitive father.
Main Cast & Crew:
Danny DeVito - Director
Kira Spencer Hesser
- Format: DVD (Special Edition)
- Run Time: 93
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 043396013537
- Genre: Comedy
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: July 1997
Released theatrically in the USA August 2, 1996. Color by Technicolor; in SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound). Additional cast: Pam Ferris (Agatha Trunchbull); Kira Spencer Hesser (Hortensia); Kiami Davael (Lavender). Additional credits: Sharon Alshams, Andrew Neskormomny (set design); Chris Watts (visual effects supervisor). Copyright 1996 Tristar Pictures, Inc.
"...An ideal rental for the legions of kids..." -- Rating: B+ - 12/20/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.84
"...A delightfully twisted fairy tale that artfully juggles broad tom-foolery and sly drollery, along with a generous serving of sight gags enhanced by special effects..." - 08/05/1996 Variety
"...Darkly comic....MATILDA doesn't condescend to children, it doesn't sentimentalize, and as a result it feels heartfelt and sincere. It's funny too..." - 08/02/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.33