History Film / Matilda

19th Sep '17 8:13:24 PM tyrekecorrea
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* IAmNotMyFather: When Trunchbull accuses Matilda of playing a part in Harry's having sold Trunchbull a lemon car, Matilda is greatly offended and says she's nothing like Harry.
6th Sep '17 6:56:07 PM Clanger00
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* StrawFeminist: A dash of this after the Trunchbull hears the "Mrs. D, Mrs. I" mnemonic device for spelling "difficulty," whereupon she demands "Why are all of these women married?!?!"
17th Jun '17 8:24:43 AM Discar
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* LonelyBachelorPad: Miss Honey's house is furnished with only a couple of wooden crates (to show that she's extremely poor, rather than that she's lonely.)
11th Jun '17 10:12:56 AM LtFedora
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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When the Wormwoods begin sniggering about educated people, Miss Honey replies that an educated person would treat them if they were in hospital or, off the top of her head, defend them in court if they were sued for selling a faulty car. Mr. Wormwood responds with "What car? Sued by who? Who you been talking to?

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When the Wormwoods begin sniggering about educated people, Miss Honey replies that an educated person would treat them if they were in hospital or, off the top of her head, defend them in court if they were sued for selling a faulty car. Mr. Wormwood responds with "What car? Sued by who? Who you been talking to?to?"
11th Jun '17 10:12:18 AM LtFedora
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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: When the Wormwoods begin sniggering about educated people, Miss Honey replies that an educated person would treat them if they were in hospital or, off the top of her head, defend them in court if they were sued for selling a faulty car. Mr. Wormwood responds with "What car? Sued by who? Who you been talking to?



** Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlmen do their share of shamming as Matilda's parents.

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** Danny DeVito [=DeVito=] and Rhea Perlmen do their share of shamming as Matilda's parents.
19th May '17 6:15:03 AM tyrekecorrea
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* MeaningfulName: A Zinnia is a type of flower which represents lasting affection, and when together, Harry and Zinnia Wormwood are as saccharine as they come.
9th May '17 4:22:50 AM jormis29
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Miss Honey, played by a South African, is a repeat offender. Very occasionally, Rhea Perlman forgot about Zinnia's squawky, [[Series/TheNanny Fran Drescher-y]] New York-type accent.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Miss Honey, played by a South African, is a repeat offender. Very occasionally, Rhea Perlman forgot about Zinnia's squawky, [[Series/TheNanny Fran Drescher-y]] Creator/FranDrescher[[Series/TheNanny -y]] New York-type accent.
25th Apr '17 8:25:37 PM L4D2Ellis19
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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: An adorable, heartwarming story about a little girl with magic powers. And the insane Mrs. Trunchbull who murdered her brother, stole his daughter's inheritance, abused her for years (even going so far as to break her arm), then, while living in her murdered brother's house, terrorizes an entire school of children with some very cruel punishments (The Chokey, throwing them, you know normal school punishments).

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: An adorable, heartwarming story about a little girl with magic powers. And the insane Mrs. Ms. Trunchbull who murdered her brother, step-brother-in-law, stole his daughter's inheritance, abused her for years (even going so far as to break her arm), then, while living in her murdered brother's brother-in-law's house, terrorizes an entire school of children with some very cruel punishments (The Chokey, throwing them, you know normal school punishments).
25th Apr '17 6:53:04 PM L4D2Ellis19
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* AgeCut: Several times; we first see Matilda as a newborn, then as a three year old, four year old, and finally at "six and a half".

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* AgeCut: Several times; we first see Matilda as a newborn, then as a three two year old, four year old, and finally at "six and a half".
31st Jan '17 8:15:26 AM OlfinBedwere
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* AdaptationalBadass: A minor example, but in the book Amanda Thripp was clearly terrified of Ms. Trunchbull, and stammered through her attempt to defend her pigtails. By contrast, her film counterpart isn't fazed at all by Trunchbull.



* AdaptedOut: Nigel, the only boy in Matilda's class cheeky enough to stand up to the Trunchbull. And avoided getting punched for it!

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* AdaptedOut: Nigel, the only boy in Matilda's class cheeky enough to stand up to the Trunchbull. And avoided getting punched for it!it! Also the deputy headmaster, Mr. Trilby, who in the book replaces Trunchbull after she quits; here it's Miss Honey who replaces Trunchbull.
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