There are some classic children’s books that never get old, no matter how old you get.
One of these books is Road Dahl’s Matilda.
Matilda is a little girl growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents despise her and the principal of her school, Miss Trunchbull takes a personal dislike to the little girl. But the help of a little magic and Matilda’s teacher, Miss Honey, our heroine may get her happy ending.
In 1996, the book was transferred to the big screen. Starring in the movie was Mara Wilson in the title role, IRL couple Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman as the despicable Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, Pam Ferris as Miss Trunchbull and Embeth Davidtz as Miss Honey.
This film is fun. Adhering to the plot of the novel, there is wonderful whimsical what if quality in both the book and novel that keeps endearing it to new generations of kids.
Do I recommend it? Yes.