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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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A funny and moving family film! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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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Macaulay Culkin's first on-screen kiss. See more »

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The film is set in 1972, but in the fairground, the Pirate Ship ride that is shown wasn't invented until 1978. 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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I'm Just Wild About Harry
Written by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
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Professional Expertise Constructs A Hollywood Tearjerker
18 May 2013 | by museumofdaveSee all my reviews

This is a kid's film. Or, if you are over eighteen and not not too critical about a realistic approach to tot acting, and want an easy-to-watch family tearjerker with some major stars going through their paces with professional expertise, this is your ticket to what Hollywood wants us to experience as a "Heartwarming Experience."

Having recently also watched "Ali Azoua--Price Of The City," "I'm Not Scared," and "Children of Heaven," I'm made acutely aware of the studio-taught limitations of Tinseltown tots, particular Culkin, who doesn't have much to do but react cutely and alter the direction of the plot; young Chlumsky has been trained perfectly and doesn't miss a beat, but the spontaneous reality of kids you find in Stand By Me, say, or Ali Zouoa, has been traded off for predictability. Jamie Lee Curtis has a warmth that enlivens much of the film, and strikes a notable balance that made most of the film work for me. It's a kid's film, and on that basis, it succeeds very well.


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