History Film / Matilda

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.
24th Jan '17 10:45:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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24th Jan '17 10:44:11 PM MyFinalEdits
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* LargeHam: The Trunchbull. Watching Pam Ferris gleefully chew the scenery is one of the most fun things about the film.
** Not quite on the level as the Trunch, but Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlmen do their share of shamming as Matilda's parents.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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The Trunchbull. Watching Pam Ferris gleefully chew the scenery is one of the most fun things about the film.
** Not quite on the level as the Trunch, but Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlmen do their share of shamming as Matilda's parents.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Matilda, big time. She's able to multiply large numbers in her head (eg. "13 times 379") [[ChildProdigy in seconds]]. She says she likes to read just about anything. The only reason she wasn't in advanced placement already was because her parents don't believe in the value of education.

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Matilda, big time.Matilda. She's able to multiply large numbers in her head (eg. "13 times 379") [[ChildProdigy in seconds]]. She says she likes to read just about anything. The only reason she wasn't in advanced placement already was because her parents don't believe in the value of education.
24th Jan '17 7:23:56 PM ScribeRetro
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** Not quite on the level as the Trunch, but Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlmen do their share of shamming as Matilda's parents.


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* SickeninglySweethearts: Harry and Zinnia Wormwood, with their constant pet names for each other: Lovekins, snickerdoodle, heartstrings, the list goes on.
13th Jan '17 9:28:21 PM Doug86
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The film stars Creator/MaraWilson (''MiracleOn34thStreet'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'') as Matilda, Creator/DannyDeVito and Rhea Perlman as her obnoxious parents, Creator/EmbethDavidtz as Miss Honey, and a frighteningly accurate Trunchbull in the form of Pam Ferris.

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The film stars Creator/MaraWilson (''MiracleOn34thStreet'', (''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'') as Matilda, Creator/DannyDeVito and Rhea Perlman as her obnoxious parents, Creator/EmbethDavidtz as Miss Honey, and a frighteningly accurate Trunchbull in the form of Pam Ferris.
4th Jan '17 7:57:47 AM Silverblade2
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* CeilingCling: Matilda, to the underside of a table.


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* ContainerCling: Matilda, to the underside of a table.
22nd Dec '16 12:07:44 PM Aruu
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* {{Adorkable}}: After realizing The Trunchbull murdered Miss Honey's father Matilda immediately gets distracted by her old doll.

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* {{Adorkable}}: After realizing [[spoiler: The Trunchbull murdered Miss Honey's father father]] Matilda immediately gets distracted by her old doll.
17th Dec '16 8:29:17 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** With both of Matilda's parents, it's less that they're less horrible than in the original book than how the movie shows more signs that they have ''some'' goodness in them.



* [[GentlemanAndAScholar Lady and a Scholar]]: Matilda is a genuinely sweet-natured kid, and never thinks of herself as superior for her brains. If she's asked anything intellectual, she will respond in a polite fashion. She really only dislikes people who are annoying or rude to her.

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* [[GentlemanAndAScholar Lady and a Scholar]]: GentlemanAndAScholar: Matilda is a genuinely sweet-natured kid, and never thinks of herself as superior for her brains. If she's asked anything intellectual, she will respond in a polite fashion. She really only dislikes people who are annoying or rude to her.
17th Dec '16 5:00:30 PM Caswin
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*** With both of Matilda's parents, it's less that they're less horrible than in the original book than how the movie shows more signs that they have ''some'' goodness in them.
9th Dec '16 4:19:59 PM Aeon1337
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** Agatha Trunchbull.

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** This is perhaps the ''nicest'' way to describe Agatha Trunchbull.
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