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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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Gramoo Sultenfuss
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Dr. Welty
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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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$16,500,000 (estimated)

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$59,847,242 (USA)
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Trivia

Chevy Chase was considered for the role of Harry Sultenfuss, but since he didn't have much experience acting in dramatic roles, producer Brian Grazer suggested Dan Aykroyd to director Howard Zieff instead as he had more experience, fresh off of an Oscar nomination for Driving Miss Daisy (1989). However, Aykroyd and Chase were both on Saturday Night Live (1975), and the they had also co-starred with each other in Spies Like Us (1985) and Nothing But Trouble (1991). See more »

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When Harry is getting dressed for his date with Shelly, his brother comes into the room and messes up his hair. Harry tries to straighten it out, but you can still see it sticking up all over. In the very next shot you can see the hair is perfectly combed as if nothing happened. See more »

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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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One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
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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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