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Matilda | 1996 | PG | - 0.3.2

A young girl has her revenge on the stupid and mean adults in her life when she develops telekinetic powers.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Mostly cartoonish: During telekinesis, objects spin and fall, doors slam and windows rattle and sometimes this results in people getting scared, tripping, etc. Practical jokes played on adults (hat adheres to a man's head, a woman faints and falls, etc.). Verbal and emotional abuse of children (name-calling, taunting, neglect, an overweight boy is forced to consume lots of chocolate cake), yelling. A woman throws children around (by their pigtails, over fences), stalks children and locks children up in a scary closet.


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LANGUAGE 2 - A mild obscenity and anatomical reference. Some name-calling.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Supernatural powers, revenge, child abuse and neglect.

MESSAGE - Revenge is sweet.

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