“Matilda doesn't condescend to children, it doesn’t sentimentalize, and as a result it feels heartfelt and sincere. It's funny, too.”
Director Danny DeVito stays close to Roald Dahl's wonderful tale of the misunderstood Matilda (Mara Wilson) who discovers she has some rather amazing telekinetic powers.
Using the powers for good against evil, she takes on her nasty teachers and her rather unkind family. Matilda also stars Danny DeVito and his wife Rhea Perlman as Matilda's unpleasant parents, along with Pam Ferris and Paul Rubens.