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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.
Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is "allergic to everything", and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada's father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse...
me after watching the bee movie (2007): protect all bees, even the ones who fall in love with humans
me after watching this: fuck bees. they can all choke, especially you, barry b. benson
I hate bees.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Vada Sultenfuss - probably the best name in cinema history.
When My Girl was released in 1991, I was eleven going on twelve, roughly the same age as the key protagonists in the film. If you weren't around in the early 90s, it's hard to relate how big a deal Macaulay Culkin was. From an episode of The Equalizer and a Michael Jackson music video through to films like Uncle Buck and Home Alone, he was seriously hot property with a Midas Touch and an appeal to kids across the globe.
Imagine then, the effect the rumour had when it finally broke that in the new movie My Girl, Culkin dies?
He dies of bee stings.
This was clearly a…
On one level this is a film about an 11-year-old girl who had a mother who died in childbirth, has a father who runs a funeral parlor, and who is afraid of death. This is a great premise, and reminds me a lot of Mermaids, one of my favorite films of all-time, with shades of Harold & Maude in Vada's uncomfortable fixation on the different ways she could die.
On another level, it's a quirky, cute coming-of-age tale. The film was initially rated PG-13 by the MPAA, unsurprising considering the morbid themes, but the studio successfully appealed to get it re-rated PG. Which tells me one thing: they wanted to sell this as a family film. I suspect the voiceover (which…
my little sister: is she a lesbian?
me, internally: YES
me: i don't know
I honestly can't imagine that there ever lived a cuter little boy than Macaulay Culkin.
I still cried like a baby.
who even writes movies like this like what the hell it broke my heart and made me cry
Though My Girl handles the idea of death extraordinarily well, the bad writing and acting result in the film being too distracting to make an impact. Despite some unbalanced tone, however, the film is emotional and sweet enough to keep a viewer attached.
Cute, the moral is life goes on!
Crucially the kids aren't too annoying and the adult cast is very good. There are one or two genuinely funny moments.
i was not expecting that
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