History Film / Matilda

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.
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.
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