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My Girl is a 1991 coming-of-age movie about the problems faced by a young girl over one summer. It was written by Laurice Elewany, directed by Howard Zieff and stars Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Anna Chlumsky Anna Chlumsky (born December 3, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dan Aykroyd (left) with John Belushi in The Blues Brothers Daniel Edward Aykroyd, C.M. (born July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician. ... Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (born November 22, 1958), universally known by her maiden name as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American film actress born in Los Angeles, California. ...


A sequel, My Girl 2, was released in 1994. My Girl 2 is a 1994 movie starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Roland Thomson, and Austin OBrien. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...

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Plot

Set in the summer of 1972, My Girl tells the story of the problems faced by Vada Sultenfuss (Chlumsky), a 11 year old tomboy and hypochondriac. Hypochondria (sometimes hypochondriasis) is the unfounded belief that one is suffering from a serious illness. ...


Vada's father, Harry Sultenfuss (Aykroyd), is an awkward widower who is doesn't seem to understand his daughter, and as a result, constantly ignores her. His profession as a funeral director has led Vada to develop an obsession with death and disease.


As well, Vada is teased by other girls because her best friend, Thomas J Sennett (Culkin), is a boy.


Despite this, Vada's summer begins well. She befriends Shelley Devoto (Lee Curtis), the new make-up artist at her fathers funeral parlour, who provides her with some much needed guidance. She is also infatuated with her teacher, Mr Bixler, and steals $35 from Shelley's trailer to attend a summer writing class that he is teaching.


But before long, things start to fall apart. Her father and Shelley start dating, she finds out that Mr Bixler is engaged and then she loses her best friend.


Her grief, however, manages to mend the rift between her and her father, and by the end of the movie, Vada has not only managed to deal with her pain, but overcome some of her previous issues.


Cast Members

Dan Aykroyd (left) with John Belushi in The Blues Brothers Daniel Edward Aykroyd, C.M. (born July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter and musician. ... Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (born November 22, 1958), universally known by her maiden name as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American film actress born in Los Angeles, California. ... Anna Chlumsky Anna Chlumsky (born December 3, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Richard Masur (born 20 November 1948, New York, New York) is an actor who has starred in over 80 movies during his career. ... Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955 in New York, New York) is an American actor. ...

Trivia

  • Thomas J's death is referenced in a season 1 episode of The OC, The Heights. After crying during an intense conversation with ex-girlfriend Marissa, Luke later tells her that he hasn't cried like that 'since Macaulay Culkin died in My Girl'.
  • This film marked Macaulay Culkin's first on-screen kiss for both him and Anna Chlumsky.
  • The name of the main character Vada was inspired by writer Laurice Elewany's love of Star Wars. He has been known to say that if Darth Vader was a female, she would have been called Darth Vada. He then decided to make the main character in his screenplay named Vada.

The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ...

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