A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

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Gramoo Sultenfuss
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Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, a makeup expert, in his funeral parlor, and begins to fall in love with her, Vada is outraged and does everything in her power to split them up. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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When your Dad's an undertaker, your Mom's in heaven, and your Grandma's got a screw loose...it's good to have a friend who understands you. Even if he is a boy.


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27 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Mi primer beso  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$59,847,242 (USA)
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Anna Chlumsky previously appeared as an extra in Uncle Buck, which starred Macaulay Culkin. See more »

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When Thomas J. is lying dead in the casket during his funeral, it clearly shows that Thomas J. is breathing. See more »

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[first lines]
Vada Sultenfuss: I was born jaundiced. Once I sat on a toilet seat at a truck stop and caught hemorrhoids. And I've learned to live with this chicken bone that's been lodged in my throat for the past three years. So I knew Dad would be devastated when he learned of my latest affliction.
[to Harry]
Vada Sultenfuss: Dad, I don't want to upset you, but my left breast is developing at a significantly faster rate than my right. It can only mean one thing: cancer. I'm dying.
Harry: [making a sandwich] Okay, sweetie, hand me the ...
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Referenced in New Girl: Secrets (2012) See more »

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It Never Rains In Southern California
Written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood
Performed by Albert Hammond
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I feel that this is a touching movie.
3 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie with my Grandmother when I was around three or four years old. I could only remember two parts of it; when Vada does the sassy type walk across the porch, and when Thomas J. goes to find the mood ring, and nothing else. Not even the name. I watched it again for the first time in eleven years (I am now 14). This movie is a perfect mixture of comedy, romance and drama, for me at least. I think this movie teaches great values and lessons, that everyone should learn. Loyalty, friendship and love, are only a few things about this movie that I love. Everyone should at least give it a chance and see for themselves. I also recommend 'My Girl 2'.


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