I first saw Matilda on a date when I was a junior in college. We both laughed our heads off.
Based on Roald Dahl’s novel, the film is well-acted, funny, and endearing. Mara Wilson, who was the cute little girl in Mrs. Doubtfire, plays Matilda, and opposite her is Pam Ferris (who played Aunt Marge in Harry Potter) as Miss Trunchbull. Miss Trunchbull is possibly the most hilariously evil character ever portrayed in film. She’s very mean, very funny, and everything you’d wish for in a Roald Dahl villain.