My Girl

Directed By: Howard Zieff Starring: Anna Chlumsky

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Product Overview

A precocious 11-year-old comes of age during one long summer when her underattentive dad meets a new girlfriend.


Studio Sony
SKU 40095997
UPC 043396509993
UPC 14 00043396509993
Format DVD
Release Date 3/20/2012
Rating Rating
Coming Of Age
Family (General)
Love Story
Theatrical Release
Young Love
Editors Note
Note Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) is an eleven year old girl in a small Pennsylvania town in the early 1970s, at the beginning of life even as she lives with the constant reminder of death; her father (Dan Ackroyd) is a mortician who runs his business out of the family home, and her mother died during childbirth complications. The father and daughter also live with Vada's grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimers and whose only vocalizations are belted-out showtunes from her youth. This life story, paired with Ada's precocious and imaginative mind, makes for some highly entertaining and eminently human eccentricities; a hypochondriac, Vada is a regular patron of her family doctor, constantly convinced that she is suffering from some obscure and fatal illness. Her best friend is Thomas J. (Mackaulay Culkin), a wide-eyed naif to whom she tells all her thoughts, fears, and dreams. These include her romantic interest in her English teacher (Griffin Dunne), and her reservations regarding Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), her father's newly-employed makeup artist and love interest. Vada's world is eventually turned upside down when tragedy strikes, and she is forced to do some growing up along the way.^Director Howard Zieff has delivered a timeless coming-of-age that endures due to the strength of its characters and the quirky humanity of the story. Anna Chlumsky exhibits a vast emotional range and delivers a stunning performance, while Culkin seems natural in his role of observer that is worlds away from his character in HOME ALONE. The film treats the loss of innocence and the pain Vada goes through with respect and depth, and ultimately creates a moving portrait of a family's growth together as they learn to recognize and accept the pain and beauty of life.
Plot Summary
Summary A troubled, hypochondriacal 11-year-old girl deals with some of life's more adult realities, as her dad--a widowed mortician--begins dating his funeral cosmetologist, and her friendship with a neighbor boy evolves into a pre-teen romance. But her emotional journey follows a difficult, rocky path.
Entertainment Weekly "...[Culkin is] cute and sympathetic..." -- Rating: B 12/16/1994 pp.80-1
Howard Zieff
Anna Chlumsky
Cast & Crew
Richard Masur - Star
Jamie Lee Curtis - Star
Ann Nelson - Star
Macaulay Culkin - Star
Anna Chlumsky - Star
Griffin Dunne - Star
Peter Michael Goetz - Star
Dan Aykroyd - Star
Howard Zieff - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 50999
UPC 00043396509993
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby, Hi-fi Stereo, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Culkin,Macaulay
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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