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
Tim Allen and Steve Martin were considered for the role given to Dan Aykroyd. See more »
Vada is in her bed talking to her father and he puts a stuffed animal next to her. In the next scene the stuffed animal disappears. 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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I don't see why people are criticizing this movie unless they are taking it too seriously. It's a movie about an 11 year old girl who's mother died when she was a kid. she lives with her dad who works in a funeral parlor in his home and their weird aunt. Anna and Macauly looked so cute together. When Shelly(Curtis) applies for a job at the parlor as a makeup artist Vada(what a stupid name)feels like she is trying to take the position of the mother and tries to break them up. make sure you have a box of Kleenex for the end. It's so sad.
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