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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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Charles
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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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27 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi primer beso  »

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$16,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$59,847,242 (USA)
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Trivia

One thing that was changed in the novel adaptation was when Harry tells Vada that Thomas J died from the honey bees is extended, Vada instead knocks over her fishbowl which wasn't included in the film. See more »

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When Harry Sultenfuss meets Thomas J's mother at the end of the movie, two girls behind them keep changing their places. 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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MOONGLOW
Written by Will Hudson, Edgar De Lange (as Eddie DeLange) & Irving Mills
Performed by Artie Shaw
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Touching film that I still love
16 June 2003 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

I recall seeing My Girl eleven years ago and fully understanding what was going on in the film. The chemistry between Culkin and Chumskly is good considering they are both kids. The film is funny and is heartbreaking because it was one of the first films to make me cry. I love this movie , but stay away from the sequel.


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