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Matilda

Released

Aug 02, 1996

Latest Home Video

Dec 03, 2013

MPAA Rating

PG

Director

Danny DeVito

Cast

Mara Wilson
Danny DeVito
Rhea Perlman

Studio

1996 Sony Pictures

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Synopsis

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.

Content Details

Why Is Matilda Rated PG?

Matilda is rated PG for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language

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Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Matilda...

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

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Pam Bruno says: Jun. 10, 2014

I agree with the reviewer, except if anything, he didn’t go far enough in saying how horrible this movie is. The “headmistress” is not just mean. She assaults kids, drops them on their heads, and locks them in small rooms with steam and exposed nails till they choke. Other characters believe she murdered her brother. She keeps students 5 hours after school just to torment them, and the parents don’t seem to object to any of this. And of course, she’s hideously ugly, because in kids’ movies, ugly=evil. And pretty people are all good. And Matilda’s escape from all this is the fact that she has telekinetic powers. So how is this supposed to provide hope to unfortunate children who are at the mercy of bad adults? (Yes, the movie also points out that she likes to read, and her intelligence proves helpful, but that one redeeming point does not make up for the awfulness of this movie.)

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