My Girl

(1991)
My Girl

Starring Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd. (PG)

 

Eleven-year-old Vada (Chlumsky) is somewhat obsessed with death. Her mother died when she was born and her father (Aykroyd) runs a funeral parlour, so it’s hardly surprising. She’s kept grounded by her best pal, Thomas J (Culkin), and the pair discuss life, the universe and everything – like what might happen if Vada’s dad marries the beautician (Jamie Lee Curtis) who has just started work for him.

It’s a very well-performed, sweet tale of kids learning about growing-up (Culkin performed his first on-screen kiss in the film), but there is a tragic event at the movie’s heart that may shock and upset younger audiences (a hint: those grown-ups who hated Culkin’s Home Alone icky cuteness may let out a cheer). But if you’re there with the box of tissues for your little one, they should enjoy this heartfelt tale between the sniffles. 

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SCARY MOMENTS:

There’s nothing scary but children and adults will find the aforementioned tragic event upsetting.

My Girl
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