Thursday, March 24, 2011

Matilda

Hello peeps!
I had just finished watching one of my favorite movies, Matilda. to me it's a classic, i watch it too many time growing up but i don't think I've ever gotten bored with it. anyways, for those of you who never watch Matilda before. let me give you a little bit of the storyline. This is the story of a sweet bright little girl named Matilda, who is a child of wondrous intelligence. But unfortunately she is different from the rest of her family. Ignored at home all the time, 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 hulking monster, principal Agatha Trunchbull, Matilda needs all the help she can get. Amid Crunchem's (the school) darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey, the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills--including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grown-ups in her world.
The main characters were Mara Wilson as Matilda, Danny DeVito as the father and narrator, Rhea Perman as the mother, Embeth Davidtz as Miss Honey and not to forget Pam Ferris as the mean Principal Trunchbull. Some facts and quotes from the movie i would love to share are :
  • The picture of Miss honey's father, Magnus is actually a potrait of Roald Dahl, the author of the book Matilda on which this movie is based on.
  • Sadly, Mara Wilson's (Matilda) mother, Suzie Wilson died of breast cancer during filming. Mara pressed on bravely, impressing her adult co-stars. In spite of this, the film was dedicated to her, as seen in the end credits. 
  • Pam Ferris would often stay in character when the director called cut in an attempt to actually scare the children on set so that their fear would be genuine when the camera was rolling. 
  • Jenny: Matilda, you promised me you wouldn't go back in that house again. Matilda: I didn't, I was on the garage roof. [whispering] Matilda: I did it with my powers. 
  • Matilda: Daddy, you're a crook. Harry Wormwood: What? Matilda: This is illegal. Harry Wormwood: [hands the car drill to Mikey, then walks to Matilda] You make money? Do you have a job? Matilda: No, but don't people need good cars? Can't you sell good cars, Dad? Harry Wormwood: Listen, you little wiseacre: I'm smart; you're dumb; I'm big, you're little; I'm right, you're wrong, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Seriously, find this movie and watch it, it a fun family movie to watch over microwave popcorns and some soda.haha!


xoxo,
Ana

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