2022 ( UK | USA ) ( Comedy, Drama, Family )
Starring: Alisha Weir, Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch
Director: Matthew Warchus
The much-beloved Roald Dahl tale comes back to screen with arguably the most sensational cast seen in cinema this year. With catchy tunes, stunning choreography by an army of child actors and breath-taking visuals, Matilda the Musical is arguably one of the best stage-to-screen adaptations in recent years. Matthew Warchus adapts the hugely successful Tony and Olivier award-winning musical which tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand with miraculous results. The use of eye-popping cinematography ensures that the film entirely escapes its theatrical origins. Highlights include the very assured Alisha Weir in the title role and a game Emma Thompson sporting tombstone dentures and military fatigues as a monstrous version of Miss Trunchbull.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical brings the classic story back to the screen with a delightful Emma Thompson, dazzling dancing, and a suitably irascible take on the source material.