My Girl (Film) - TV Tropes
My Girl is a American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff, written by Laurice Elehwany, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, . My Girl is a coming-of-age drama film directed by Howard Zieff and starring Vada's uncle remarks, "These two people do not have a good relationship.". Near the beginning of "My Girl," the hippie cosmetologist so engagingly played by November 27, |By MALCOLM JOHNSON; Courant Film Critic its bits of exploratory kissing, than the big sister/little brother relationship in McCullers.
While Vada deals with her infatuation with Mr. So here are my 2 main criticisms: My Girl stars three comedic geniuses in roles that do absolutely nothing to complement their greatest talents. Dan Aykroyd plays pudgy, sad, unkempt funeral home director and dad to Vada, Mr.
Jamie Lee Curtis plays friendly and likeable, but entirely unremarkable Shelley.
My Girl (1991)
Now I understand wanting to do something different. But to take three completely hilarious individuals and make them this boring? Though I do not typically enjoy movies where children die, I understand that these movies have to exist — how else would we learn to process tragedy and the loss of young people?
It is through art that we learn to heal.
Aykroyd plays it straight as the conscientious parlor proprietor, awkward lover and confused dad. And Curtis gives the adult population some zest for life in a neatly convincing portrait of a wandering young woman who has embraced the counter-culture look. Vada is always at the center, however, and the blonde, huge-eyed, dough-faced Chlumsky sets out a girl of determination, curiosity, sensitivity and resiliency. She does not draw us deeply into Anna's inner life, as the young star of "Man in the Moon" does, however.My Girl (1991) - Vada's Poem Scene (10/10) - Movieclips
And Zieff, though he creates a nice sence of time and place in the town's Main Street and pond, never creates a child's world as completely as Robert Mulligan does in "Moon" -- a coming-of-age film with similiar, yet more powerfully rendered themes of life and death at an early age. Rated PG, this film contains a few mildly sexy moments, and the pivotal incident, which will certainly upset many children. Parents will want to be ready to talk to their kids about its meaning after the film. Caracciolo and David T.
Dan Aykroyd Shelly DeVoto Jamie Lee Curtis Thomas J. Macaulay Culkin Vada Sultenfuss A wonderful and truly moving experience zachsaltz 9 July "My Girl" is one of those small treasures that, on outward appearance, seems like something it is not.
Any general synopsis of the film would lead most people including myself to excuse the film as a dine-a-dozen coming-of-age drama with first kisses, raging hormones, and middle school bullies. The truth is, "My Girl" has all of those elements except for the latter; the film takes place during summertime.
It isn't the most original story, and it doesn't try to be a masterpiece. Its goal is to entertain the younger viewer and to remind the older viewer of the nostalgic days of innocence and the heartbreaking first encounters with the loss of it. Vada Sultenfuss Anna Chlumsky is a plucky year-old who spends her summer days with her best pal, Thomas J. Macaulay Culkin, who is far better here than anything else he's ever done. She dotes on her father, Harry Dan Aykroidwho works as an in-house mortician.
Subsequently, the Sultenfuss house a grand old Victorian, naturally is filled with the stench of death, made only worse by Vada's grandmother Ann Nelson whose only way of communicating is through her sporadic breaks into popular songs from the s.
It's only natural that Vada is also a hypochondriac who often believes she is dying. This is, of course, the summer that Vada grows up.
`MY GIRL' SWEET, SAD, UNREMARKABLE - Hartford Courant
Signs of change first begin when a new woman shows up. All they have are their looks,' she cheerfully gleams. Vada likes Shelly, but when she sees that Harry has developed a crush on her, she feels threatened.