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My Girl 2 (1994)

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Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more...

Director:

Howard Zieff

Writers:

Laurice Elehwany (characters), Janet Kovalcik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Harry Sultenfuss
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Shelly Sultenfuss
Anna Chlumsky ... Vada Sultenfuss
Austin O'Brien ... Nick Zsigmond
Richard Masur ... Phil Sultenfuss
Christine Ebersole ... Rose Zsigmond
JD Souther ... Jeffrey Pommeroy (as John David Souther)
Angeline Ball ... Maggie Muldovan
Aubrey Morris ... Alfred Beidermeyer
Gerrit Graham ... Dr. Sam Helburn
Anthony R. Jones Anthony R. Jones ... Arthur
Ben Stein ... Stanley Rosenfeld
Keone Young ... Daryl Tanaka
Richard Beymer ... Peter Webb
Jodie Markell ... Hillary Mitchell
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Storyline

Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do an essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realizes she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother. Once in LA, she finds herself under the protection of Nick, the son of Phil's girlfriend, who at first is very annoyed at losing his holidays to escort a hick *girl* around town. However, he soon becomes more involved in the difficult search. Written by Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au>

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There's being a kid. There's being an adult. And then there's that year in between.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Girl 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,012,295, 13 February 1994

Gross USA:

$17,359,799

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,359,799
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Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last film that Howard Zieff directed, because he became increasingly debilitated by Parkinson's disease. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1974, when Vada first gets to her uncle's car shop, a modern 4-door car passes by on the street in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vada Sultenfuss: [narration to audience] I remember before I was born, wounded up like a fur ball in the highly overrated fetal position, luckily I'm not claustrophobic, but on rainy days I still felt a tightness in my left shoulder. So now that my stepmother's pregnant, I understand what the baby's going through, and I'm not jealous at all, really, not at all.
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Alternate Versions

The booklet contained in the "My Girl 2" soundtrack features photos of two scenes not in the Theatrical Cut. They include a scene in which Vada and Nick eat Hot Dogs at a park and the other includes a scene in which we actually get to see Vada get her ear peirced instead of just hearing about. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Getaway/Blank Check/My Girl 2 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Bennie and the Jets
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
Courtesy of Polydor/PLG
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Good but not great
12 March 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love My Girl, it is very charming and poignant, and as far as sequels go, My Girl 2 is good but not great. It is disappointing compared to My Girl, but it was decent and could have been a lot worse. The script does fall into cheese occasionally, the story is predictable, some of the direction lacks tightness and the pace is dull in the middle.

However, My Girl 2 is beautiful to watch with lovely scenery and pleasant photography, and the soundtrack is pleasant on the ears. The acting also helps, Anna Chlumsky broke my heart in My Girl and she is just as charming and poignant. Austin O'Brien shows an able chemistry with her, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd are also solid. The film also has an atmosphere that keeps true to My Girl, making some scenes that strived to be heart-breaking genuinely so.

Overall, it wasn't a great movie like the first My Girl but I liked it for the performances. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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