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10 Reasons Why We All Wanted To Be ‘Matilda’ Growing Up

Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since Matilda came out in theaters. The movie showed a powerful little girl standing up against adult bullies. She was also a master pancake maker and the queen of books! Here are 10 reasons we all wanted to be Matilda growing up.

1. She had magical powers (duh)!

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2. Her ribbon and hair game was always on point.

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3. She knew that being a bookworm meant she was pretty freakin’ cool.

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4. She was smarter than most of the adults around her and they knew it.

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5. She escaped a pretty depressing home life.

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6. She had a teacher who was cool and actually cared about her.

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7. She took down an evil principal!!

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8. She was all about being empowered by knowledge.

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9. Her new house basically came out of a fairy tale.

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10. She stood up to her bullies no matter how much bigger they were than her

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