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My Girl (1991)



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Eleven-year-old Vada's (Anna Chlumsky) world is turned upside down when her widowed mortician father Harry (Dan Aykroyd) decides to marry cosmetologist Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis). Vada is a small-town tomboy who spends most of her time playing with her best friend (Macaulay Culkin), and worrying that she has contracted the ailments of her father's most recent customers.

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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
Jodie Wilson
as Mrs. Hunsaker
Bill Cordell
as Thomas J.'s Father
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 (17) | Top Critics (5)

When I watched My Girl as a kid, I spent 80% of the movie having Schwinn Bicycle and mood ring envy. Now, I'm also able to appreciate [the] dialogue...

November 2, 2018

The beauty in this film is in its directness. There are some obligatory scenes. But there are also some very original and touching ones. This is a movie that has its heart in the right place.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

My Girl is an exercise in mawkish sentiment, an exploitation picture for the whole family.

October 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.

January 1, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dreadful coming of age movie about kids and death. Kudos for the effort, but it's just depressing.

July 18, 2003 | Rating: 1/5

The ultimate tearjerker. Proof positive that Mac still has what it takes for a comeback!

June 11, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

Audience Reviews for My Girl

Truly Heartbreaking. Such a poignant story.

Bethany Murphy
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 Edwards
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

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