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Series Length:1 Season, 16 Episodes
Network: DramaFever
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My Girl is a heartwarming film from 1991. It's centered around the adventures of 11-year-old Vada Sultenfuss, her family, and her best friend. Vada's life has not been easy. Her mother died in childbirth, and Vada has grown up in the funeral home owned by her dad.

This unique coming-of-age story is boosted by an extraordinary group of characters. Anna Chlumsky portrays Vada in her feature film debut, while Macaulay Culkin stars as her best friend Thomas Jay.

The film is set in the summer of 1974, and that's reflected in everything from the fashion to the social customs and language. The story of growing up in the midst of struggles is timeless.

Vada is both precocious and precious. She likes to play with Thomas Jay, and she shrugs off instances when girls in her class make fun of her. However, she begins to understand the need to also have girls for friends when she starts to make the transition to womanhood.

One part of growing up that is most painful is discovering first love, and Vada has the misfortune of falling for someone completely unattainable, her grown-up writing teacher. Griffin Dunne brings a needed sensitivity to his performance as Vada's teacher, Bill, and how he handles this needy little girl.

Vada has always counted on being a team with her dad, even though he is neglectful and harsh without meaning to be. Dan Aykroyd plays Harry, Vada's awkward dad, and he does justice to this complex, misguided character with a heart of gold.

A big problem begins when Harry meets someone he's interested in for the first time since Vada's mother's death over a decade ago. Jamie Lee Curtis is charming as Shelly DeVoto, a new make-up artist at the funeral home who soon becomes interested in Harry.

Now Vada must think of how she can get things back to how they used to be. With an added responsibility of caring for her grandmother, Vada's life is complicated, but her charming story is not.

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Status: Ended
Genre: Drama
Rating: 9.3/10
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