My Little Girl

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  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 4.9  (375)

My Little Girl from 1986 is a heartwarming drama that tells the story of an unconventional family brought together by fate. The film centers around Franny Bettinger (Mary Stuart Masterson), a 12-year-old girl who lost her mother at a young age and is desperate to find a maternal figure in her life. Franny is being raised by her working-class father, Michael (James Earl Jones), who is struggling to provide for his daughter and give her the attention she needs.

One day, Franny's life is turned upside down when she meets Miss Adelaide (Geraldine Page), an elderly woman who lives alone in a grand Victorian house in the neighborhood. At first, Franny is hesitant to approach Miss Adelaide, believing her to be a crotchety old woman. But when Franny accidentally breaks a window in Miss Adelaide's house, the two strike up an unlikely friendship.

Miss Adelaide soon becomes a surrogate grandmother to Franny, teaching her about art, music, and literature. She takes Franny under her wing, inviting her to her home to enjoy tea and cookies, and even buying her a dress to wear to a special event. Miss Adelaide awakens a sense of wonder and imagination in Franny that she had never experienced before, and for the first time in her life, Franny feels like she has a real family.

However, not everyone is thrilled about Franny's newfound relationship with Miss Adelaide. Michael is wary of his daughter hanging out with an eccentric, elderly woman, and he worries that Franny might be taken advantage of. Meanwhile, Miss Adelaide's wealthy nephew, Philip (Peter Michael Goetz), has his own motives for getting close to Franny and Miss Adelaide.

As the story unfolds, the audience learns about the struggles and secrets of each character. Michael is a loving father who is doing his best to provide for his daughter, but he is also carrying a heavy burden from his past. Miss Adelaide is a lonely woman who has estranged herself from her family, only to realize that she wants nothing more than to reconnect with them. Philip is a troubled man who is hiding behind his wealth and status, but he is also a kind-hearted person who genuinely cares for Franny and Miss Adelaide.

My Little Girl is a film that deals with complex themes of family, love, and loss, but it is also a heartwarming story about unlikely friendships and the healing power of connection. The film manages to balance humor and drama in a way that feels authentic and relatable, and the performances from the entire cast, especially Masterson, Jones, and Page, are fantastic.

Overall, My Little Girl is a charming and emotional film that will leave viewers feeling uplifted and inspired. It is a must-see for anyone who loves stories about family, friendship, and the power of love.

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    1 hr 58 min
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    4.9  (375)