My Girl

It's 1972, and 11-year-old Vada (Chlumsky) lives with her dotty granny and widowed mortician father (Aykroyd) in a house which doubles as a funeral parlour. Daily contact with corpses has produced a very odd child, given to pranks around the caskets, hypochondria and death-obsession, but shy Thomas (Culkin) proves a true and tolerant friend. Their knockabouts won't last forever, though: cosmetologist Shelly (Curtis) arrives to divide Dad's affections, and Vada experiences her first period, a make-up session, and bereavement... Zieff's direction is uninspired, but the film is considerably redeemed by screenwriter Laurice Elehwany's dark humour. Chlumsky gives a lively performance, which is more than can be said for Culkin.

Release details

Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Howard Zieff
Screenwriter: Laurice Elehwany
Cast: Dan Aykroyd
Jamie Lee Curtis
Macaulay Culkin
Anna Chlumsky
Richard Masur
Griffin Dunne
Ann Nelson
Peter Michael Goetz

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Lily.

I love this film. I'm english and it really touched me, especially as the little boy looked like my brother when he was young. I thought the beginning was quite funny as she is a real tomboy and hangs out with her best mate, but man did i cry when he died, I got even more sad when she ran into the funeral and started going "His face hurts, his face hurts, his glassed aren't on he cant see, he's gotta see to be an acrobat, that's what he was gonna be; an acrobat. That touched me and I cried my heart out. Great film. (: xx

Lily.

I love this film. I'm english and it really touched me, especially as the little boy looked like my brother when he was young. I thought the beginning was quite funny as she is a real tomboy and hangs out with her best mate, but man did i cry when he died, I got even more sad when she ran into the funeral and started going "His face hurts, his face hurts, his glassed aren't on he cant see, he's gotta see to be an acrobat, that's what he was gonna be; an acrobat. That touched me and I cried my heart out. Great film. (: xx

Rachel Xo.

I watched this movie a while ago when i was on holiday. and i loved this film so much i got it on dvd when i got back home. itys so touchin and to see a 11 year old girl like that really makes you feel for her. he was the only one she had and when he died real emotion showed. i cryed for hours. dont watch with friends watch on your own !!! i love this film Xo.

Rachel Xo.

I watched this movie a while ago when i was on holiday. and i loved this film so much i got it on dvd when i got back home. itys so touchin and to see a 11 year old girl like that really makes you feel for her. he was the only one she had and when he died real emotion showed. i cryed for hours. dont watch with friends watch on your own !!! i love this film Xo.