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My Girl (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 27 November 1991 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Sultenfuss
... Shelly DeVoto
... Thomas J. Sennett
... Vada Sultenfuss
... Phil Sultenfuss
... Mr. Bixler
... Gramoo Sultenfuss
... Dr. Welty
... Nurse Randall
Anthony R. Jones ... Arthur
... Justin
... Ronda
... Charles
... Ray
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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27 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Mi primer beso  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$59,847,242
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The willow tree that is seen throughout the movie is not a willow tree. Due to issues finding a perfect pond with a willow tree by it, the creators had to find a different tree, remove all of its branches, and replace the tree's branches with fake willow tree branches. See more »

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When Harry Sultenfuss meets Thomas J's mother at the end of the movie, two girls behind them keep changing their places. 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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Something about this movie sucks you in. Even if you take away the guts, it has its own little world. I believe this might be so more for me, since I didn't live through the time it takes place, but I found the atmosphere one that almost makes you forget about the "adult world," which is charming.

The story is also very well done. This movie is typically revered as one more enjoyed by children, but I think adults can get something out of it too, from the psychological depth of the characters. The plot also is not very cliché at all...so little that it stands out, and is inimitable enough that no one has even tried to rip it off.

The acting is also pristine. Lastly, what tops off this movie is the music. As important as the movie itself is, even a good movie can be dulled out a little if the music isn't good. James Newton Howard outdoes himself here. The 70s tunes complete the effect of forgetting you're in a relatively punked out society where you won't find as many friendly streets. Also, several spots, such as Vada walking on the tree branches late in the movie, the music composed is an example of talent that few composers have to so fluently use music as a translation of emotions.

The story is good, and the execution, which is equally important (and often neglected in would-be awesome movies), is next to flawless. It is not by any means mind-blowing, but it is not meant to be, and you will remember it.


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