History Film / Matilda

1st Jan '16 6:20:37 AM JamesAustin
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* NotSoDifferent: Why Miss Honey tells Matilda about the girl in Miss Trunchbull's house; they both come from households with AbusiveParents or [[ParentalSubstitutes aunts]] but one day "things will be different".
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* NotSoDifferent: Why Miss Honey tells Matilda about the girl in Miss Trunchbull's house; they both come from households with AbusiveParents or [[ParentalSubstitutes [[ParentalSubstitute aunts]] but one day "things will be different".

-->'''Ms. Honey''': [[ShutUpHannibal I am not seven years old anymore]], [[spoiler: Aunt]] Trunchbull! * OhCrap / ThisIsGonnaSuck: Ms. Trunchbull after being chased out of Miss Honey's classroom thanks to Matilda, only to find ''the entire school'' staring down at her with food drawn and ready. It's the silence before they start chucking that really sells Trunchbull's expression.
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-->'''Ms.--->'''Ms. Honey''': [[ShutUpHannibal I am not seven years old anymore]], [[spoiler: Aunt]] Trunchbull! * OhCrap / ThisIsGonnaSuck: OhCrap: Ms. Trunchbull after being chased out of Miss Honey's classroom thanks to Matilda, only to find ''the entire school'' staring down at her with food drawn and ready. It's the silence before they start chucking that really sells Trunchbull's expression.

* ShoutOut: to other Creator/RoaldDahl works; Matilda accidentally refers to Charles Dickens as [[Literature/TheBFG "Dahl's Chickens"]] at first, and later she shares with Miss Honey that [[Literature/TheWitches "the heart of a mouse beats at the rate of 550 times a minute".]] ** '''Trunchbull''': "Your mummy... is a [[Literature/TheTwits twit]]!!"
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* ShoutOut: to ShoutOut: ** To other Creator/RoaldDahl works; Matilda accidentally refers to Charles Dickens as [[Literature/TheBFG "Dahl's Chickens"]] at first, and later she shares with Miss Honey that [[Literature/TheWitches "the heart of a mouse beats at the rate of 550 times a minute".]] ** '''Trunchbull''': "Your ]] And then there's Trunchbull's insult to one of the children during her first scene. --->'''Trunchbull:''' Your mummy... is a [[Literature/TheTwits twit]]!!" twit]]!

** In the end of the movie, the Wormwoods, after giving up Matilda to be adopted by Ms. Honey, make their getaway to Guam. In ''The Ratings Game'', another movie produced by Creator/DannyDeVito & staring him & his wife Rhea Pearlman, the wayward ship (with the Nielsen Ratings families on board) is traveling to Guam. *** It also shows the Wormwoods' stupidity since Guam is a U.S. Territory. Needless to say, even if they made it to Guam, the law still catches up to them, since the FBI has jurisdiction there.
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** In the end of the movie, the Wormwoods, after giving up Matilda to be adopted by Ms. Honey, make their getaway to Guam. In ''The Ratings Game'', another movie produced by Creator/DannyDeVito & staring and starring him & and his wife Rhea Pearlman, the wayward ship (with the Nielsen Ratings families on board) is traveling to Guam. *** Guam. It also shows the Wormwoods' stupidity since Guam is a U.S. Territory. Needless to say, even if they made it to Guam, the law still catches up to them, since the FBI has jurisdiction there.

** In the end of the movie, the Wormwoods, * ThisIsGonnaSuck: Ms. Trunchbull after giving up Matilda to be adopted by Ms. Honey, make their getaway to Guam. In ''The Ratings Game'', another movie produced by Creator/DannyDeVito & she finds ''the entire school'' staring him & his wife Rhea Pearlman, down at her with food drawn and ready. It's the wayward ship (with the Nielsen Ratings families on board) is traveling to Guam. *** It also shows the Wormwoods' stupidity since Guam is a U.S. Territory. Needless to say, even if silence before they made it to Guam, the law still catches up to them, since the FBI has jurisdiction there.start chucking that really sells Trunchbull's expression.

* VillainousBreakdown: While she doesn't seem to break down as much, the Trunchbull is obviously distraught that the children were able to get back at her which she didn't even foresee. It doesn't help that her breakdown plays right into Matilda's favor, hastening her HumiliationConga and subsequent permanent leave of the school. ** She also gets pretty damn jittery when Matilda {{gaslight|ing}}s her at her home. At least... until she [[GenreSavvy realises]] what's happening.
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* VillainousBreakdown: While she doesn't seem to break down as much, the Trunchbull is obviously distraught that the children were able to get back at her which she didn't even foresee. It doesn't help that her breakdown plays right into Matilda's favor, hastening her HumiliationConga and subsequent permanent leave of the school. ** school. She also gets pretty damn jittery when Matilda {{gaslight|ing}}s her at her home. At least... until she [[GenreSavvy realises]] what's happening.
1st Jan '16 6:04:33 AM JamesAustin
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-->'''Trunchbull''': I am looking for a car that is cheap & reliable. Can ''you service me?'' -->'''Mr. Wormwood''': In a ''matter of speaking'', yes...
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-->'''Trunchbull''': --->'''Trunchbull:''' I am looking for a car that is cheap & and reliable. Can ''you service me?'' -->'''Mr. Wormwood''': you ''service me?''\\ '''Mr. Wormwood:''' In a ''matter of speaking'', yes...

-->'''Ms. Wormwood''': I hit the DOUBLE BINGO! -->'''Mr. Wormwood''': ''Double Bingo'', huh? *oooooooh*....
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-->'''Ms. Wormwood''': --->'''Ms. Wormwood:''' I hit the DOUBLE BINGO! -->'''Mr. Wormwood''': BINGO!\\ '''Mr. Wormwood:''' ''Double Bingo'', huh? *oooooooh*....Oooooooh...

-->'''Harry''': What is this trash you're reading? -->'''Matilda''': It's not trash, daddy. It's lovely. It's called ''Literature/MobyDick'', by Herman Melville. -->'''Harry''': (''reacts in shock'') Moby WHAT?
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-->'''Harry''': --->'''Harry:''' What is this trash you're reading? -->'''Matilda''': reading?\\ '''Matilda:''' It's not trash, daddy. It's lovely. It's called ''Literature/MobyDick'', by Herman Melville. -->'''Harry''': (''reacts Melville.\\ '''Harry:''' ''[reacts in shock'') shock]'' Moby WHAT?

-->'''Trunchbull''': You didn't like the Chokey, did you? Thought you'd pay me back, didn't you? Well, I'll pay you back, young lady. -->'''Matilda''': For what, Miss Trunchbull? -->'''Trunchbull''': For this NEWT, you PISSWORM!!
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-->'''Trunchbull''': --->'''Trunchbull:''' You didn't like the Chokey, did you? Thought you'd pay me back, didn't you? Well, I'll pay you back, young lady. -->'''Matilda''': lady.\\ '''Matilda:''' For what, Miss Trunchbull? -->'''Trunchbull''': Trunchbull?\\ '''Trunchbull:''' For this NEWT, you PISSWORM!!PISSWORM!!!

-->'''Mrs. Wormwood''': ...If you ''get your[ breast]s waxed'', it'll change your life, too!
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-->'''Mrs. Wormwood''': ...--->'''Mrs. Wormwood:''' ...If you ''get your[ breast]s yours [breasts] waxed'', it'll change your life, too!

-->'''Trunchbull''': Shut your holes! ** Heres another from Trunchbull: -->'''Trunchbull'''(To Harry, on the phone): [[AssShove Im going to shove that junk you've sold me up your bazooka]]!
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-->'''Trunchbull''': --->'''Trunchbull:''' Shut your holes! ** Heres Here's another from Trunchbull: -->'''Trunchbull'''(To Harry, --->'''Trunchbull:''' ''[to Harry Wormwood, on the phone): phone]'' [[AssShove Im I'm going to shove that junk you've sold me up your bazooka]]!bazooka!]]
1st Jan '16 5:41:24 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''Agatha Trunchbull''', ''Matilda'' 1996 film adaptation by Creator/DannyDeVito of [[Literature/{{Matilda}} the Roald Dahl book]] about an exceptionally clever little girl, Matilda Wormwood, who has exceptionally horrible and ignorant parents. Matilda has a love of learning and books, but her parents think she is stupid and deride her for reading while they watch mindless {{Soap Opera}}s and Game Shows.
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-->-- '''Agatha Trunchbull''', ''Matilda'' Trunchbull''' ''Matilda'' is a 1996 film adaptation by Creator/DannyDeVito of [[Literature/{{Matilda}} the Roald Dahl book]] about an exceptionally clever little girl, Matilda Wormwood, who has exceptionally horrible and ignorant parents. Matilda has a love of learning and books, but her parents think she is stupid and deride her for reading while they watch mindless {{Soap Opera}}s and Game Shows.

** She also gets pretty damn jittery when Matilda [[{{Gaslighting}} gaslights]] her at her home. At least... until she [[GenreSavvy realises]] what's happening.
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** She also gets pretty damn jittery when Matilda [[{{Gaslighting}} gaslights]] {{gaslight|ing}}s her at her home. At least... until she [[GenreSavvy realises]] what's happening.

--> '''The Trunchbull''' [[spoiler:I broke your arm once, I can do it again Jenny]]. --> '''Miss Honey:''' I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, [[spoiler:Aunt Trunchbull]]!
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--> '''The Trunchbull''' [[spoiler:I broke your arm once, I can do it again Jenny]]. --> Jenny]].\\ '''Miss Honey:''' I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, [[spoiler:Aunt Trunchbull]]!
19th Nov '15 2:07:07 PM MyFinalEdits
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Trope name slashing is forbidden
* HumiliationConga / ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The movie significantly pads the scene of Miss Trunchbull's downfall. [[spoiler:After her first being spooked by Matilda pretending to be the ghost of Magnus (with all the children in unison reading the chalkboard message), she is beaten up by chalk-covered erasers, knocked onto a globe by the same student she tried to throw out the window, and in the end is chased out of the school and into the parking lot by the entire school, driving away as they pelt her and her car with food from their lunchboxes.]]
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* HumiliationConga / ScrewThisImOuttaHere: HumiliationConga: The movie significantly pads the scene of Miss Trunchbull's downfall. [[spoiler:After her first being spooked by Matilda pretending to be the ghost of Magnus (with all the children in unison reading the chalkboard message), she is beaten up by chalk-covered erasers, knocked onto a globe by the same student she tried to throw out the window, and in the end is chased out of the school and into the parking lot by the entire school, driving away as they pelt her and her car with food from their lunchboxes.]]
18th Nov '15 9:43:27 PM MHarrington
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* HumiliationConga / ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The movie significantly pads the scene of Miss Trunchbull's downfall. [[spoiler:After her first being spooked by Matilda pretending to be the ghost of Magnus (with all the children in unison reading the chalkboard message), she is beaten up by chalk-covered erasers, knocked onto a globe by the same student she tried to throw out the window, and in the end is chased out of the school and into the parking lot by the entire school, driving away as they pelt her and her car with food from their lunchboxes.]]

* HumiliationConga: The movie significantly pads the scene of Miss Trunchbull's downfall. [[spoiler:After her first being spooked by Matilda pretending to be the ghost of Magnus (with all the children in unison reading the chalkboard message), she is beaten up by chalk-covered erasers, knocked onto a globe by the same student she tried to throw out the window, and in the end is chased out of the school and into the parking lot by the entire school, driving away as they pelt her and her car with food from their lunchboxes.]]

* VillainousBreakdown: While she doesn't seem to break down as much, the Trunchbull is obviously distraught that the children were able to get back at her which she didn't even forsee.
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* VillainousBreakdown: While she doesn't seem to break down as much, the Trunchbull is obviously distraught that the children were able to get back at her which she didn't even forsee.foresee. It doesn't help that her breakdown plays right into Matilda's favor, hastening her HumiliationConga and subsequent permanent leave of the school.
18th Nov '15 5:51:31 PM Panthera7730
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Added vile villain saccharine show
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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 Chockey, throwing them, you know normal school punishments).
16th Nov '15 9:35:15 AM itstrishaagain
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* OnlySaneWoman: Matilda.
14th Nov '15 10:21:32 PM Jayalaw
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* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Matilda and her parents don't get along, and she did warn them about the cops watching the house, but she doesn't want her father to get arrested. So, she [[spoiler: stops the agents from finding stolen car parts in the garage and destroys a videocassette loaded with evidence.]]

* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: It's not in evidence, anyway, despite all the child abuse going on.
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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: It's not in evidence, anyway, despite all the child abuse going on. The FBI agents ''do'' threaten to send Matilda to an orphanage when she catches them snooping in her father's garage, but more so as a result of arresting her father.

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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: It's not in evidence, anyway, despite all StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Both Agent Bill and Matilda bring up the child abuse going on.fact that the FBI agents don't have a search warrant to poke through her father's garage, and Matilda even mentions that they can go into federal prison.
14th Nov '15 10:17:40 PM Jayalaw
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** Oddly enough, even Miss Trunchbull gets this. While she is abusive towards [[spoiler: Miss Honey, in the past and present]] she doesn't garnish her wages as a means of keeping her at home as a slave. [[spoiler: Miss Honey]] seemed to have suffered physical abuse instead.

* AgeCut: Twice.
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* AgeCut: Twice.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".

* AgeCut: Twice.ButForMeItWasTuesday: Instead of outright denying the Trunchbull's accusation that he stole her cake, Bruce comments that "it's hard to remember a specific kind of cake." Then subverted when Trunchbull describes hers as the best in the world, and Bruce comments that his mom's is better.

* FauxAffablyEvil: Miss Trunchbull.
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Miss Trunchbull. At least, she can put up a front among other adults. Harry Worwood is the same way.
10th Nov '15 1:28:38 PM MyFinalEdits
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Natter, again......
*** She could also be referring to another body part as well (as in a Brazilian Wax).
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