Is Matilda a true story?
Matilda is not based on a true story and was completely invented by the author, Roald Dahl, so it is fiction.
What is the movie Matilda about?
Was Matilda an orphan in the movie?
She was simply unlike her family, to which many can relate and is part of what makes this movie such a classic. Matilda was part of her biological family for most of her childhood but finds herself in an adoption journey very suddenly later in the movie.