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
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The film's original title was "Born Jaundiced", which the producers understandably elected to change. To do that, they offered a $500 incentive to whichever Imagine Entertainment employee who could come up with the best alternative. As a lot of the film is set in a funeral parlor, a lot of the suggestions were along the lines of "Mourning Glory", "In Lieu of Flowers" and "Dearly Departed". Other alternatives included "Vada!" (the name of Anna Chlumsky's lead character) which was rejected on the grounds that it sounded like a South African uprising, and "I Am Woman". Ultimately, it was the film's producer Brian Grazer who came up with My Girl (and presumably pocketed the $500 reward himself). See more »
When Harry Sultenfuss meets Thomas J's mother at the end of the movie, two girls behind them keep changing their places. See more »
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.
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.
[making a sandwich]
Okay, sweetie, hand me the ...
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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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