Matilda Blu Ray|
Danny DeVito's adaptation of the Roald Dahl book for children is mostly just fine, helped along quite a bit by the charming performance of Mara Wilson (Mrs Doubtfire) as the eponymous young Matilda, a brilliant girl neglected by her stupid, self-involved parents (DeVito and Rhea Perlman). Ignored at home, Matilda escapes into a world of reading, exercising her mind so much she develops telekinetic powers. Good thing, too: sent off to a school headed by a cruel principal, Matilda needs all the help she can get. DeVito takes a highly stylized approach that is sometimes reminiscent of Barry Sonnenfeld (director of Get Shorty, a DeVito production), and his judgement is not the best in some matters, such as letting the comic-scary sequences involving the principal go on too long. But much of the film is delightful and funny.--Tom Keoghfrom£7.69 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play Please note the UV copy is only compatible in participating regions please visit the UV website for full details From best-selling author Roald Dahl and the unique vision of Danny DeVito comes Matilda remastered in high definition! This modern-day fairy tale mixes hilarious humour with a magical message of love Mrs Doubtfire&39;s Mara Wilson stars as Matilda a super-smart little girl who&39;s woefully misunderstood by her parents (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman) her brother and an evil school principal But with the help of a brave best friend and a wonderful teacher Matilda discovers she doesn&39;t have to get mad to get even Actors Danny DeVito Rhea Perlman Embeth Davidtz Mara Wilson Pam Ferris Jon Lovitz & Paul Reubens Director Danny DeVito Certificate PG Year 1996 Screen 2401 Languages English Additional Languages French ; Italian ; Spanish Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; French ; Czech ; German ; Portuguese ; Finnish ; Polish ; Swedish ; Korean ; Italian ; Mandarin Chinese ; Dutch ; Hebrew ; Hungarian ; Norwegian ; Icelandic ; Thai ; English ; Spanish ; Danish ; Greek Closed Captions Yes Duration 1 hour and 34 minutes (approx)
Matilda (Mara Wilson) is an exceptionally gifted and intelligent child, but is ignored by her stupid parents Harry (Danny DeVito) and Zinnia (Rhea Perlman). A keen reader, her dearest wish is to be sent to school, but the establishment Harry selects is Crunchemhall, run by the brutal Miss Trunchball (Pam Ferris). Her cruelty to her pupils causes Matilda to vow revenge, and her newly discovered telekinetic powers give her the chance to do so.
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