Matilda is a genius. Unfortunately, her family treats her like a dolt. Her crooked car-salesman father and loud, bingo-obsessed mother think Matildas only talent is as a scapegoat for everything that goes wrong in their miserable lives. But its not long before the sweet and sensitive child decides to fight back. Faced with practical jokes of sheer brilliance, her parents dont stand a chance.
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.