Plot – Matilda is very intelligent, but her parents are always distracted and absorbed by their problems to notice her qualities. At Crunchem Hall School, Matilda finds comfort only in Miss Honey, a first grade teacher who understands her remarkable qualities and helps her. Matilda in fact can put adults in front of their responsibilities and makes them understand the duties they have towards their children. Parents aren't able to listen to the little girl and in the end Miss Honey adopts her.
All actors – Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris, Paul Reubens, Tracey Walter, Brian Levinson, Jean Speegle Howard, Sara Magdalin, R.D. Robb, Gregory R. Goliathshow all
“Matilda” Quotes 16 quotes
“Look, Miss Snit, a girl does not get anywhere by acting intelligent! I mean, take a look at you and me. You chose books, I chose looks. I have a nice house, a wonderful husband and you are slaving away teaching snot-nosed children their ABCs.”
“- Matilda: I have the adoption papers.
- Mrs. Wormwood: What? Where did you get those?
- Matilda: From a book in the library. I've had them since I was big enough to xerox.”
“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.”
“- Trunchbull: You have brats yourself?
- Mr. Wormwood: Yeah, I got a boy, Mikey, and one mistake, Matilda.
- Trunchbull: They're all mistakes, children! Filthy, nasty things. Glad I never was one.”
“You will be put away into a place where not even the crows can land their droppings on you!”
“My idea of a perfect school is one in which there are no children… at all.”
“There's nothing you can get from a book that you can't get from a television faster.”
“I didn't go to college. I don't know anybody who did. Bunch of hippies and cesspool salesmen.”
“I can not for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me.”
“- Matilda: I thought grown-ups weren't afraid of anything.
- Miss Honey: Quite the contrary. All grown-ups get scared, just like children.”
“Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse.”