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My Girl (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 27 November 1991 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Buktenica ...
Gramoo Sultenfuss
Dr. Welty
Jane Hallaren ...
Nurse Randall
Anthony R. Jones ...


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)  »

Also Known As:

Mi primer beso  »

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$16,500,000 (estimated)


$59,847,242 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bill Murray and Steve Martin were also considered for the role of Harry Sultenfuss but both were busy doing other movies at the time and could not commit to the role. (Murray was working on What About Bob? (1991), at the time while Martin was busy with the remake of Father of the Bride (1991). See more »


When Vada and Thomas J. are running away from the bees, Thomas J. says, "Run faster! They're after us!" and Vada responds, "I am running faster!" However, if one watches the scene in slow-motion, it is clear that neither of their lips are moving as they say their lines. See more »


[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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If you don't cry, you have a heart of stone.
10 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is fantastic. Honestly, i have never cried so much watching a movie, and i don't cry at movies much. But even though the bits towards the end which will have you bawling are what the film is remembered for, everything in this film is just...fantastic. parts are hilarious,parts are just sweet, and by the end of the film, you are genuinely caring for the characters.

If you haven't seen this film, WATCH IT. But don't find out what happens, watch it first. I lent the video i have to some friends, and all of them loved it, and told me they cried.

Seriously, this film will make you cry. big time.

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