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Transcript of Matilda
•Harry Wormwood / Narrator - Danny DeVito
•Zinnia Wormwood - Rhea Perlman
•Michael 'Mikey' Wormwood - Brian Levinson
•Miss Jennifer 'Jenny' Honey - Embeth Davidtz
•Agatha Trunchbull - Pam Ferris
•FBI Agent Bob - Paul Reubens
•FBI Agent Bill - Tracey Walter
•Lavender - Kiami Davael
•Amanda Thripp - Jacqueline Steiger
•Hortensia - Kira Spencer Hesser
•Bruce Bogtrotter - Jimmy Karz
•Miss Phelps - Jean Speegle Howard
•The Cook - Marion Dugan
Starring: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito
Directed by : Danny DeVito
Written by : Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, based on the book by Roald Dahl
Director of photograph : Stefan Czapsky
Edited by: Lynzee Klingman and Brent White;
Music by : David Newman;
production designer: Bill Brzeski;
produced by: Mr. DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Liccy Dahl;
released by : Tri-Star Pictures.
Release Date: August 1996
Genres: Comedy, Family, Kids
Music 1."Send Me on My Way" by Rusted Root,
The song was played twice: when the 4½-year old Matilda is left alone at her house, making pancakes, and at the end of the film, set to a montage of Matilda and Miss Honey playing at Miss Trunchbull's former house.
2."Little Bitty Pretty One" by Thurston Harris,
The song was played when Matilda first discovers her psychokinetic powers.
Casting Movie Summary Awards Win •YoungStar Awards
oBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film - Mara Wilson
oBest Director - Danny DeVito
oBest Director - Danny DeVito
Nomination •Satellite Awards
oBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Danny DeVito)
•Young Artist Award
oBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress (Mara Wilson)
oBest Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress (Kira Spencer Hesser)
The story A grouchy couple give birth to a very sweet girl they name Matilda. Unlike her bratty brother & mean parents, Matilda becomes a very sweet & extremely intelligent girl who is very anxious to go to school & read books. After a while, her parents send her to a school with the worst principal in the world, a very sweet teacher, & good friends. While trying to put up with her parent's & principal's cruelty, she starts to unwittingly unleash telekinetic powers that destroy a television & make a reptile fly on her teacher. With enough practice, Matilda starts to learn to control her telekinetic powers & soon using them on her principal so she can drive her away from the school.
Our group's Comments •Matilda is a good movie and personally we enjoy it very much and we like all the casts. The star of show, Mara Wilson, is a charming and marvelous child actress. Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman were wonderful as the parents who didn't care about their daughter. Pam Ferris was brilliant as the scary head mistress of Matilda's School. Matilda!!!!!