• 1996
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Danny DeVito
  • Written by: Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord
  • Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris

Capturing the delicious wickedness of Roald Dahl's writing, director De Vito fully exploits exaggeration and playful camera work to tell the tale of a gifted child who uses her super brain to outwit her neglectful parents. Offsetting the loveable Matilda against a series of horribly inflated bad characters, the film's empowering message for children will appeal to the mischevious kid in everyone.

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Matilda's Mara Wilson felt instant 'connection' with Danny DeVito

3 Aug 2021

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Mara Wilson felt an instant "connection" with Danny DeVito while filming 'Matilda'. The 34-year-old actress – who played the titular role in the 1996 classic – was just eight years old when she worked on the film, and she's heaped praise on her director…

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