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My Girl (1991)

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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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Howard Zieff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Harry Sultenfuss
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Shelly DeVoto
Macaulay Culkin ... Thomas J. Sennett
Anna Chlumsky ... Vada Sultenfuss
Richard Masur ... Phil Sultenfuss
Griffin Dunne ... Mr. Bixler
Ann Nelson ... Gramoo Sultenfuss
Peter Michael Goetz ... Dr. Welty
Jane Hallaren ... Nurse Randall
Anthony R. Jones Anthony R. Jones ... Arthur
Tom Villard ... Justin
Lara Steinick ... Ronda
Kristian Truelsen ... Charles
David Caprita ... Ray
Jody Wilson Jody Wilson ... Mrs. Hunsaker
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Storyline

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. Written by grantss

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$59,847,242
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd and Griffin Dunne were in eight movies directed by John Landis. Aykroyd was in The Blues Brothers (1980), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Trading Places (1983), Into the Night (1985), Spies Like Us (1985) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998). Dunne was in An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Amazon Women on the Moon (1987). Landis had also directed Macaulay Culkin in Michael Jackson: Black or White (1991). See more »

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At the bingo hall, the announcer calls B-39. The Bs in Bingo only go to 15 and the 39 would be an N instead of B. 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.
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A timeless tale about your first love
30 December 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I just finally watched My Girl last night, never saw it before, never really had the opportunity too, but my friend mentioned it while we were renting over at Hollywood Video and she said it was a really cute movie that could bring a few tears to my eyes, I wasn't in the mood for sad, but I have heard quite a bit about this film. I have to say that despite the fact that I wasn't blown away by the movie, it was a nice and honest film that you don't see in today's films, not to many are genuine like this.

Vada is a little girl who basically surrounded by death in some aspects, her mother passed away and her father works in a funeral home. When a make up artist, Shelly, comes to work for her dad, Harry, Vada is a little threatened that her dad might be taken away from her. But she has another love, an English teacher who's class she starts taking just to impress him, but another little boy, Tommy, has a little crush on Vada, but as soon as she realizes what she has lost, maybe she should take a closer look at things.

My Girl is a sweet and charming film that could make anyone feel very good and just makes you want to hug someone afterwards, as cheesy as it may sound. Even though I didn't cry, it does have some sad little moments, Macaulay shined in this movie, you could just tell this kid was star bound, wish someone would give him a break, because he is slowly climbing to top again. But he and Jamie were the stars of the film and really made it worth a watch.

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