What's the Difference between Matilda the Book and Matilda the Movie?

Comedy

Matilda

15%
Released: 1988
Author: Roald Dahl

Matilda

85%
Released: 1996
Director: Danny DeVito
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In the Book In the Movie
Matilda Wormwood
Matilda Wormwood
Portrayed by: Mara Wilson
Mrs. Wormwood
Zinnia Wormwood
Portrayed by: Rhea Perlman
Harry Wormwood
Harry Wormwood
Portrayed by: Danny DeVito
Michael Wormwood
Michael Wormwood
Portrayed by: Brian Levinson
Miss Trunchbull
Miss Trunchbull
Portrayed by: Pam Ferris
Miss Honey
Portrayed by: Embeth Davidtz
Miss Honey
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
Portrayed by: No one, as he'd fuckin dead lmao
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
Portrayed by: No one, as he'd fuckin dead lmao
Matilda Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   While Matilda and Lavender are friends in the novel, Matilda has no direct interaction with Bruce Bogtrotter and Amanda Thripp. In the film, it is implied that there is a friendship between Matilda, Lavender, Hortensia, Bruce Bogtrotter and Amanda Thripp.
   At the end of the novel, the Wormwoods are moving to Spain. At the end of the movie, the Wormwoods are moving to Guam.
   bruce(the boy that ate the cake)was shown as a fat boy with a short haircut. wearing a long sleeve shirt and shorts. bruce is shown as a fat boy with plenty of curly hair, and was wearing a short sleeve shirt and pants.
   In the novel, Hortensia is a bully and insults Lavender and Matilda during their only encounter with her. In the film, Hortensia is nice to Matilda and Lavender.
   The Wormwoods don't go to a restaurant in the novel. The Wormwoods go to a restaurant called The Ritz.
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