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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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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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. See more »


Certificate:

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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Trivia

Anna Chlumsky previously appeared as an extra in Uncle Buck (1989), which starred Macaulay Culkin. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Thomas J is stung by the bees, it was a hornets nest on the ground he kicked but it was clearly honey bees that came out of the hive. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode dated 9 April 1994 (1994) See more »

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I feel that this is a touching movie.
3 May 2005 | by clgap91See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie with my Grandmother when I was around three or four years old. I could only remember two parts of it; when Vada does the sassy type walk across the porch, and when Thomas J. goes to find the mood ring, and nothing else. Not even the name. I watched it again for the first time in eleven years (I am now 14). This movie is a perfect mixture of comedy, romance and drama, for me at least. I think this movie teaches great values and lessons, that everyone should learn. Loyalty, friendship and love, are only a few things about this movie that I love. Everyone should at least give it a chance and see for themselves. I also recommend 'My Girl 2'.


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