20 Hidden Details You Missed in the Movie “Matilda”

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1. Bingo World was one of the magazines Matilda enjoyed reading as a young child. Another one seems to be called The Complete Guide to Selling Things Nobody Wants.

Bingo World is one of the magazines Matilda reads as a young child. Another appears to be called The Complete Guide to Selling Things Nobody Wants.

2. The books Matilda decided to check out from the library included Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers and Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Books Matilda took out from the library included Dickens' The Pickwick Papers and Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Others include: Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore, Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, and a book of Shakespeare sonnets.

3. The Wormwood’s alarm clock was decorated with dice.

The Wormwoods' alarm clock is decorated with dice.

Gambling addiction, anyone?

4. You can catch the reflection of a porcelain tiger in the toaster in one of the kitchen scenes.

You can see the reflection of a porcelain tiger in the toaster in this shot.

Was it intentional or foreshadowing of Matilda’s strength and courage?

5. The Wormwood’s kitchen whiteboard dawns a handwritten note: “Call psychic hotline today!”

The Wormwoods' kitchen whiteboard includes the note: "Call psychic hotline today!"

Another message reads, “Bingo with Sally 10:00 a.m.” Then  a grocery list: “Lotto tickets, Fritos, beer, Jell-o, chips . . .”

6. Mrs. Wormwood has to wear sunglasses when she watches TV. . . in the dark.

Mrs. Wormwood wears sunglasses when she watches TV...in the dark.

7. There’s a hand-drawn picture taped up in Matilda’s bedroom that says, “Lost child.”

There's a picture taped up on Matilda's wall that says "lost child."

Ugh, so sad.

8. Although you can’t clearly read the state name, the blue-and-yellow license plate on Mr. Wormwood’s car might suggest that the movie takes place in California.

Although you can't clearly make it out, the blue and yellow license plate might suggest that the setting is in California.

9. Mrs. Wormwood drinks her beer out of a straw.

Mrs. Wormwood drinks her beer with a straw.

10. There’s a sign hanging in Miss Trunchbull’s office reading, “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”

There's a sign in Miss Trunchbull's office reading "Thou Shalt Not Kill."

Oh, that’s not terrifying.