Matilda is not your typical 11 year-old girl. She has already read the complete works of Shakespeare, The Lord of the Rings and is better at maths than most maths teachers! She lives with her stupid parents, and goes to a school with a terrifying Head Teacher, Miss Trunchbull.
When her idiot father bans her from reading any more books, she discovers she possesses an incredible magical power. Can she use this to save herself and her wonderful teacher, Miss Honey, from Miss Trunchbull?