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Danny, right, directed the film and stars with real-life wife Rhea Perlman (of Cheers fame) as the Wormwoods, a selfish couple who pay little attention to their young daughter Matilda (Mara Wilson).
Quite possibly the most negligent parents on Earth - they leave infant Matilda in the car when they come home from the hospital - the Wormwoods neither notice nor care that their daughter is reading Melville by age 4.
In the movie, Matilda is the second child of the crass, used-car-selling Wormwoods (DeVito and his real-life wife, Rhea Perlman).