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My Girl (1991)




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Howard Zieff directed this comedy-drama about the emotional awakening of a young girl in a small Pennsylvania town during the summer of 1972. Anna Chlumsky plays eleven-year-old Vada, a quiet child living with her widowed father Harry Dultenfuss (Dan Aykroyd), a local mortician who prepares bodies in his basement. Vada feels responsible for the death of her mother, who died giving birth to her, and lives in an emotional cocoon, her only friend being a personable local boy, Thomas J. Sennett (Macauly Culkin), who suffers from allergies. Like Vada, Harry keeps to himself, until a freelance make-up artist, Shelly DeVoto (Jamie Lee Curtis), comes to town and gets a job working with Harry. Shelly and Harry fall in love and Vada feels threatened by her presence. But then a personal tragedy forces Vada to come out of her emotional shell.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Laurice Elehwany, Barbara Benedek
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 26, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Anna Chlumsky
as Vada Sultenfuss
Dan Aykroyd
as Harry Sultenfuss
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Shelly DeVoto
Macaulay Culkin
as Thomas J. Sennett
Richard Masur
as Phil Sultenfuss
Griffin Dunne
as Mr. Bixler
Ann Nelson
as Gramoo Sultenfuss
Jane Hallaren
as Nurse Randall
Jody Wilson
as Mrs. Hunsaker
Glenda Chism
as Thomas J.'s Mother
Bill Cordell
as Thomas J.'s Father
Jodie Wilson
as Mrs. Hunsaker
Harvey Bellman
as Bingo Announcer
Anthony Giaimo
as Carnival Barker
Edgar Allan Poe IV
as Carnival Barker
Kurt Smildsin
as Policeman
Lynn Sellers
as Suzanne
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Critic Reviews for My Girl

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 27, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for My Girl

Truly Heartbreaking. Such a poignant story.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


I have never cried in a film so many times in the last 20 minutes, and i don't cry that often in movies, but i cried a total of 5 times in the last 20 minutes of this movie. But overall the characters are likable, the acting is decent, and the drama is spot on

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

My Girl, is nothing bad, but is that sentimental, what don't do the full - length a really good.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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