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My Girl

Release Date: November 27th, 1991

DVD Release Date: May 27th, 1998

PG |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Tomboy Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) has good reason to be morbid: her mother died giving birth to her, and her father (Dan Aykroyd) operates a funeral service out of their home. The other kids think she's a freak, and it certainly doesn't help that her best friend, Thomas J. Sennett (Macaulay Culkin), is a boy. To make matters worse, Vada is desperately in love with her English teacher, Mr. Bixler (Griffin Dunne). What's an 11-year-old girl to do?

Cast: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur, Griffin Dunne, Ann Nelson, Peter Michael Goetz

Director: Howard Zieff

Genres: Children, Drama

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1970s, Friendship, Growing up, Father, Transformation, Charming, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The beauty in this film is in its directness. There are some obligatory scenes. But there are also some very original and touching ones. This is a movie that has its heart in the right place. show more

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    My Girl is a pleasant surprise. It's sweet, offbeat and ultimately slight, but likable nevertheless for the emotional integrity it maintains in its story of a girl coming to terms with the death of someone close to her. It's one of the few American movies that tries to be honest about death and give kids credit for being able to cope with it, and that alone makes it recommendable. [27 Nov 1991, p.23]

  • 75
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Newcomer Anna Chlumsky shines in My Girl, a movie sure to hit the same sort of high note among pre-teen girls that Home Alone hit among pre-teen boys. [27 Nov 1991, p.3F]

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