History Film / Matilda

30th Mar '18 3:31:58 PM Malady
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* Fainting: The emotional kind, happens to Miss Trenchbull [[https://youtu.be/alE17GLFoQE?t=2m31s faints]] after receiving what she thought was a threatening message from a dead man, laughed at by children, and being pelted by telekinetically propelled chalkboard erasers.
5th Mar '18 10:45:31 AM Basara-kun
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* AMistakeIsBorn: In this version, Mr. Wormwood describes himself as being the father to 'one son, and one mistake'.
24th Feb '18 9:01:15 AM tyrekecorrea
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-->'''Amanda Thripp:''' My mommy likes my pigtails!\\
'''Trunchbull:''' Well ''your mommy''... is a TWIT!

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-->'''Amanda Thripp:''' My mommy likes my pigtails!\\
'''Trunchbull:''' Well ''your
pigtails! She thinks they're sweet!\\
'''Trunchbull:''' ''Your
mommy''... is a TWIT!
24th Feb '18 8:55:42 AM tyrekecorrea
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* BigBrotherBully: Michael. In the book, he's a dumb bystander. Here, he throws objects and insults at Matilda when they're alone. He's also physically big, being overweight.

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* BigBrotherBully: Michael. In the book, he's a dumb bystander. Here, he throws objects and insults at Matilda when they're alone. He's also physically big, being overweight.
24th Feb '18 8:50:54 AM tyrekecorrea
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* {{Adorkable}}: After realizing [[spoiler: The Trunchbull murdered Miss Honey's father]] Matilda immediately gets distracted by her old doll.

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* {{Adorkable}}: After Shortly after realizing [[spoiler: The Trunchbull murdered Miss Honey's father]] Matilda immediately gets distracted by her old doll.
16th Feb '18 2:17:35 PM johnnye
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* BriefAccentImitation: EvilBrit Trunchbull likes to slip into a girlish American accent when mocking children and parents alike. Almost makes you wonder why she emigrated...
-->'''Amanda Thripp:''' My mommy likes my pigtails!\\
'''Trunchbull:''' Well ''your mommy''... is a TWIT!
22nd Jan '18 7:46:15 AM Aurelian
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* BilingualBonus: During the Trunchbull's phone conversation with Harry Wormwood after her car breaks down, she tells him: "Yes I know what caveat emptor means, you lowlife liar!"[[note]]It means ''buyer beware'' in Latin[[/note]]
2nd Jan '18 4:29:25 PM kenyastarflight
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** Also Danny [=DeVito=], who practically let Mara Wilson and her siblings live with him during filming while their mother was undergoing treatment for cancer.
9th Dec '17 3:47:33 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdultsAreUseless: None of the teachers at Crunchem Hall challenge The Trunchbull because they are absolutely terrified of her. It is eventually discovered that Miss Honey's fears of her are particularly justified because the Trunchbull's her aunt. The parents, however, don't have much of an excuse. Not a single student manages to convince their parents that The Chokey exists. It's sort of justified by Matilda's theory that the various punishments from The Trunchbull are so over-the-top that the parents simply don't believe it (although, these days, with the rise of social media and cameraphones, it would be almost impossible for the Trunchbull to administer violations of the Eighth Amendment without someone recording her).
** Confirmed in the book, where Matilda flat-out explains that she intentionally designs her punishments to "go the whole hog" instead of doing things by "halves," that way, parents would assume that children were making it up.

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* AdultsAreUseless: None of the teachers at Crunchem Hall challenge The Trunchbull because they are absolutely terrified of her. It is eventually discovered that Miss Honey's fears of her are particularly justified because the Trunchbull's her aunt. The parents, however, don't have much of an excuse. Not a single student manages to convince their parents book explains that The Chokey exists. It's sort of justified by Matilda's theory that the various punishments from The Trunchbull are so over-the-top that the parents simply don't believe it (although, these days, with the rise of social media and cameraphones, it would be almost impossible for the Trunchbull to administer violations of the Eighth Amendment without someone recording her).
** Confirmed in the book, where Matilda flat-out explains that she
intentionally designs makes sure her punishments to "go are so over the whole hog" instead of doing things by "halves," top that way, any parents would assume that the children were are making it things up.



* BrickJoke: Miss Trunchbull's EstablishingCharacterMoment has her yelling at Amanda for wearing her hair in pigtails. During her humiliation towards the end, 'No Pigtails' can be seen on the rules list.



* CompanionCube: Matilda has a little doll that appears to have been made out of spare things around the house. According to her actress, the doll's name is Wanda.



* CuteBookworm: Matilda loves reading more than anything else.

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* CuteBookworm: Matilda loves reading more than anything else. Implied that Miss Honey was one as a child too.
* CuteWitch: Matilda technically counts as one, since she has supernatural powers and is definitely BadassAdorable.



* DeanBitterman: The Trunchbull.

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* DeanBitterman: The Trunchbull.Trunchbull, who says that her idea of a perfect school is one where there are no children...



* HotTeacher: Miss Honey.



* NotSoAboveItAll: [[spoiler: During the Trunchbull's humiliation]] Miss Honey eventually cracks and bursts out laughing - and even signals to Matilda to twirl the globe around [[spoiler: to torment the poor woman even further]].



* RunForTheBorder: The Wormwoods flee to Guam after Harry's fraudulent activity is discovered. Smart viewers know that that's the worst thing they could do as [[WhatAnIdiot Guam is a US territory]], so they aren't escaping anything.
** FridgeBrilliance rears it's awesome head for this one, since it shows that the Wormwood's hatred of knowledge ends up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard biting them in the butt.]]

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* RunForTheBorder: The Wormwoods flee to Guam after Harry's fraudulent activity is discovered. Smart viewers know that that's the worst thing they could do as [[WhatAnIdiot Guam is a US territory]], so they aren't escaping anything.
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anything. FridgeBrilliance rears it's its awesome head for this one, since it shows that the Wormwood's hatred of knowledge ends up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard biting them in the butt.]]



* TheUnfavorite: Matilda's parents inexplicably hate her and refuse to believe she is any more intelligent than a lima bean (though Matilda's mother admits that she was mean to her because she never really understood her daughter), favoring her rather dim-witted brother Michael instead.
** The book clears up Matilda's father's reasons for his behavior: he's ''jealous.'' Matilda is capable of enjoying books and learning, which give her father no pleasure when he's busy defrauding people with his used car business.

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* TheUnfavorite: Matilda's parents inexplicably hate her and refuse to believe she is any more intelligent than a lima bean (though Matilda's mother admits that she was mean to her because she never really understood her daughter), favoring her rather dim-witted brother Michael instead.
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instead. The book clears up Matilda's father's reasons for his behavior: he's ''jealous.'' Matilda is capable of enjoying books and learning, which give her father no pleasure when he's busy defrauding people with his used car business.
29th Nov '17 1:04:45 AM troperdude1999
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* ThoseTwoGuys: The FBI agents trying to arrest Mr Wormwood.
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