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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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1 Season, 16 Episodes - Canceled
December 14, 2005
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  • As Gong Chan stays determined to set things right, President Seol's stubbornness doesn't seem to be subsiding.

  • Two years have passed as we see the result of Yoo Rin's decision and how it has affected the people involved.

  • When Sae Hyun finds out some important information regarding Gong Chan's family, she sets up a meeting with President Seol.

  • As Yoo Rin tries to see Gong Chan as a cousin, the family sets her up with a surprise meeting. Meanwhile, the inauguration for Yoo Rin into the company is around the corner.

  • While Jung Woo is trying to get President Seol's consent to date Yoo Rin, Madam Jang tries to get Jung Woo's mother to look favorably upon Yoo Rin as well.

  • Madam Jang and Il Do are preparing for their wedding while Gong Chan must manage Yoo Rin's drunken antics and Sae Hyun's struggle for attention.

  • When President Seol begins to get impatient and plans an immediate trip to Japan to meet Yoo Rin's "foster father", Yoo Rin resorts to desperate measures.

  • As Sae Hyun and Gong Chan's relationship is displayed more and more, Yoo Rin and Jung Woo go to the arcade to relieve some stress.

  • Gong Chan and Yoo Rin begin to get closer as she plays pranks on him. Sae Hyun is less than pleased with their newfound "sibling" bond.

  • Jung Woo finds out about more than one of Yoo Rin's secrets, thanks to his keen observations. Yoo Rin also deals with some unreasonable people to help her father.

  • As Sae Hyun and Gong Chan try to start fresh, Sae Hyun struggles for his grandfather's approval. Meanwhile, Yoo Rin takes a fall for Sae Hyun to help her escape the media.

  • Gong Chan and Yoo Rin visit the grave of her "parents" and end up relying on the help of some friendly strangers for one night.

  • Yoo Rin accepts the part of Gong Chan's long lost cousin. Sae Hyun continues to get Gong Chan's attention and forgiveness.

  • Yoo Rin flees from her father's loan sharks thanks to the help of Jung Woo. Meanwhile, Gong Chan continues to find clues about his missing cousin.

  • When Gong Chan learns Yoo Rin is fluent in other languages, he hires her as a translator for an important business meeting.

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