My Girl
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Howard Zieff directed this comedy-drama about the emotional awakening of a young girl in a small Pennsylvania town during the summer of 1972. Anna Chlumsky plays eleven-year-old Vada, a quiet child living with her widowed father Harry Dultenfuss (Dan Aykroyd), a local mortician who prepares bodies in his basement. Vada feels responsible for the death of her mother, who died giving birth to her, and lives in an emotional cocoon, her only friend being a personable local boy, Thomas J. Sennett (Macauly Culkin), who suffers from allergies. Like Vada, Harry keeps to himself, until a freelance… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids."
‑ Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
"Syrupy sweet, but just this side of watchable."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Dreadful coming of age movie about kids and death. Kudos for the effort, but it's just depressing."
‑ Fred Topel,
"The ultimate tearjerker. Proof positive that Mac still has what it takes for a comeback!"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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