Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Book/ Film: Matilda
Genre: Comedy
Author/ Director: Danny DeVito.
Characters/ Actors: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris and Brian Levinson.


Matilda tells the story of a very clever girl callad Matilda. She could read and write when she was 3 years old. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood didn`t understood her because they lived their own life, he sold second hand cars dishonestly and her mother went out with her friends. The first person who realised that she was so clever was the libralian. Matilda went to the library every day and read books about Math, Oscar Wilde etc.
When she entered primary school her teacher Miss Honey thought she couldn't be in first grade because of her intelligence so she went to speak with her parents and they reacted telling her to leave their house immediately.
Miss Truchbull was the headmistress of the school, hje was very rude, strict and bad person, nobody loved her. She was really Miss Honey's aunt and although Miss Honey's father had left her money and very nice house, Miss Honey lived in a small house with little money, so Matilda wanted to help her.
One day Matilda discovered she had special powers. At first her teacher didn't believe them but one day she could show them to her.
Finally thanks to Matilda's powers Miss Honey recovered her house, Miss Trunchbull never appeared at school again and Miss Honey adopted Matilda as her daughter because Matilda's parents were going to lived to other country and Matilda didn't want.
I think this is a very interesting story thet shows me that a little gril who was always alone and not loved, colud be appreaciated and considered by her teacher, because of that Matilda went on livinig in a better way.

Student name: Maida Daniela Salto.
Class:5º Humanistico


  1. Hello
    I'm Helen an English teacher living in France. I really liked this film when I first saw it - very funny but with a serious message too. Did you know that it is based on a book by a very famous English writer called Roald Dahl ? He is one of the most famous English writers for children and adults.
    Keep on writing
    bye for now

  2. This sounds like a film that I would have loved when I was a teenager msyelf. I would recommend it to my niece Josephine who is 12 years old and an avid reader of very long books. I am sure that she will love the plot!

    mrs. Nyrop,

  3. Great adaptation from Roal Dahl's book. You should read it!!!