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My Girl [DVD]

Dan Aykroyd , Jamie Lee Curtis , Howard Zieff    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Richard Masur
  • Directors: Howard Zieff
  • Producers: Brian Grazer
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: UCA
  • DVD Release Date: 14 July 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0019R1AU2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,998 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Vada (Anna Chlumsky), an eleven-year-old hypochondriac, spends the summer with her best friend Thomas (Macaulay Culkin). She relies on him when her undertaker father (Dan Aykroyd) starts dating a make-up artist (Jamie Lee Curtis), feeling that her parental relationship is now under threat. However, she soon has even more problems to come to terms with in this coming-of-age story.

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A doomed Macaulay Culkin becomes the object of affection for a little girl (Anna Chlumsky), estranged from her widowed father (Dan Aykroyd). This somewhat daring premise has various emotional buffers to keep young viewers from going into shock from Culkin's demise, but My Girl is also not shut off from real feelings. And while the story remains safely predictable, at the end of the day it is still a bittersweet experience. Culkin's performance is okay in that somewhat mannered way of his post-Home Alone career, but Anna Chlumsky is unusually sophisticated in her understanding of her character and situation. Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis are perfectly stable as the kids' single parents. This is directed by Howard Zieff (Private Benjamin). --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best 1 Jun 2006
Format:DVD
This has been my favourite film since it came out. When i was younger i remember watching it so many times i could recite the whole thing on cue. Its still the only film that can make me sob and now i even know what to expect but still cant control it.

I watched it again a few weeks ago and now im older it takes on a whole different meaning. Before i liked it cos it had kids my own age and i cried because her friend died. It ws only when i got older i realised what else she was going through and it made me cry for different reasons.

I love this film and no film will ever come close to it. I am surprised the giril who played Vada didnt go on to be a big actress beacause in this she makes the film.

Whether your young or old, male or female this film is for you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully sad 8 May 2011
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Although I was born in 1992 a year after the film was made, I only watched it for the first time recently. I think that this was probably a good thing as it allowed me to understand it better. The story follows Vada Sultenfuss an 11 year old tomboy. She lives in a funeral parlour which makes death a big part of her life. Her view and feelings on this difficult subject changes as the film goes on and as we see her grow up over the summer of 1972. I will not give away anymore of the story but I challenge it to even move the hardest of hearts. It had me blubbering, but I always become emotionally involved in films. I would definately reccomend it to anyone but maybe not small children as they may find it distressing.
The acting is suberb from favourites Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Akroyd and Macaulay Culkin. By far the strongst performance is from new young actress Anna Chlumsky as Vada. A five star film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this movie 14 Sep 2014
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I loved this movie.

i originally wanted to watch this due to Culkin, as I'm a big fan, but Chlumsky pleasantly surprised me!

It's a beautiful story and I really recommend it. There isn't really much to say, but just so you know, don't watch number two if you know what's good for you. It spoils the first one because it really does not live up.

Veta grows up in a funeral home with her father after her mother passed away during childbirth. She's smart beyond her years and is a worrier. She doesn't have time to be a kid between her visits to the doctor due to hypochondria and witnessing her Grandmother's demise (She has dementia), as well as new corpses being wheeled into the basement for funeral prep, but her best friend Thomas Jay shows what it's like to be a kid.

i don't want to spoil the rest for you, but I love this film:)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sob story 15 Jun 2009
By Gemma.
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Amazing film, worth watching, but is guaranteed to make you sob. The sequel is not as good, but this is definately worth a watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
By kelly
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it made me cry but thats not your fault i blame his glasses
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5.0 out of 5 stars oh boy 8 May 2014
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a lovable film as a hypercodriac girl loses her best friend and is heartbroken as while he is alive she tries to show her feminine side ,funy and sad to watch ,well recommended for all the family
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good film 6 May 2014
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Very good film didnt realise it was sad, not sure it was suitable for my 9 year old daughter as there were references to the birds and the bees
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this film as a kid 13 Mar 2014
By Robert
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As a child I loved this film, made me cry everyone I watched it. Also made me very scared of beehive and bee's lol although I am no longer a kid I can still own this movie and still remember a childhood movie.
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