Matilda the Musical
This week’s film is a recent release. We recommended the 1996 adaptation some time ago, but that version had a serious lack of singing and dancing.
Based on the popular stage musical (itself based on the book by Roald Dahl), Matilda tells the story of a young girl who loves reading and learning and telling stories, but finds herself constantly struggling against her neglectful parents and the mean, belittling, overly-strict headmistress of her school.
But as Matilda learns that two wrongs don’t make a right, she also learns what it takes to stand up for what is right, aided with a bit of telekinetic magic.
Matilda the Musical offers a fun family-friendly story featuring both comedy and struggles with serious issues that both kids and adults can relate to, all made even more engaging with its captivating songs.
Matilda the Musical is currently streaming on Netflix.
Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes
92% on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDb Parents Guide