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Matilda viewers cannot get over how overly American school scene is

Matilda viewers cannot get over how overly American school scene is

The 1996 comedy classic was famously co-produced and directed by Danny DeVito

Matilda viewers can't believe how how overly American this school scene from the original film.

Starring Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman and Embeth Davidtz, it's a film many of us know pretty well.

However, avid watchers of the classic comedy are only just noticing how 'American' this scene is:

The children's novel written by the iconic Roald Dahl was famously turned into a movie in 1996 and the storyline of a misunderstood school girl was brought to the mainstream.

The movie follows the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman).

Evil head teacher, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), also plays the part of a terrifying bully who is constantly getting in here way.

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However, when Matilda realises she has the power of telekinesis - a hypothetical psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction - she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull's wrath and fight back against her unkind parents.

The book itself is based on a British novel, however, the film is played by American actors, which is totally fine - up until one scene that many of us might have missed.

While Matilda is hanging out in the school yard with a mate, some other kid walks up to them and randomly says: "You squirts better skedaddle, I'm not kidding."

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I mean, although the world 'skedaddle' is actually in the Cambridge Dictionary, the phrase itself is very American.

It's got viewers questioning how the line made it onto the final cut.

"That's sounds like something Sonic The Hedgehog would say," one person thought.

Another added: "People don't actually talk like this though, unless they're joking around."

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Well it's safe to say that fans will be increasingly excited for Netflix's musical remake of the original.

Netflix details that the remake is a 'brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical'.

"Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results," it continues.

The synopsis to the film reads: "Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is an inspirational musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny."

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Topics: TV And Film