Matilda parents guide


Overall C

Matilda (Mara Wilson) is a neglected child who is sent to school at a cheerless institution. When she discovers she has special powers, she beings to take control of the unfairness in her life.

Release date August 2, 1996

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use --

Why is Matilda rated PG? The MPAA rated Matilda PG for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language

Run Time: 98 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Matilda rated PG? Matilda is rated PG by the MPAA for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Matilda is directed by Danny DeVito and stars Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Matilda movie is December 3, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Matilda

Release Date: 3 December 2013

Matildareleases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:

-New featurette filmed exclusively for the Blu-ray release:

- Afternoon Tea, A Very Magical Matilda Reunion

Four previously released featurettes:

- Matilda’s Movie Magic!

- A Children’s Guide to Good Manners

- Escape to the Library

- My Movie About Making Matilda by Mara Wilson