My Girl
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My Girl

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Director: Howard Zieff

Cast: Howard Zieff, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd

     
 

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Howard Zieff's childhood comedy-drama My Girl comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages

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Howard Zieff's childhood comedy-drama My Girl comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is an undistinguished release from Columbia/TriStar.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
A family-friendly tearjerker, the childhood drama My Girl was made by commercial advertising director Howard Zieff. First time actress Anna Chlumsky is totally likeable as Veda, an 11-year-old adventurous girl with an overactive imagination. Her mother's death and her father's profession as a mortician have informed her quirky obsessions with disease and death, but the macabre subject matter is treated tenderly and the characters are given compassion. As scatterbrained dad Harry, Dan Aykroyd is entertaining in one of his early transitions to dramatic roles, and Jamie Lee Curtis appears to be having fun as kooky beautician Shelly. If sometimes overly precocious, Veda is still a believable kid who yearns for attention from her father and gets a crush on her English teacher, Mr. Bixler (Griffin Dunne). Her most endearing scenes are shared with best friend Thomas J., played by child superstar Macaulay Culkin, fresh from the runaway success of Home Alone. Though it is guilty of being heavy-handed, My Girl still offers an accessible tale of love and loss featuring several fine performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/1998
UPC:
0043396509993
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
5,145

Special Features

Languages: English, Spanish, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; Theatrical trailer; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Macaulay Culkin Thomas J. Sennett
Anna Chlumsky Vada Sultenfuss
Dan Aykroyd Harry Sultenfuss
Jamie Lee Curtis Shelly DeVoto
Richard Masur Phil Sultenfuss
Griffin Dunne Mr. Bixler
Ann Nelson Gramoo Sultenfuss
Mary Colquhoun Actor
John de Russy Vernon
Robert V. Girolami George
Ellen Jacoby Actor
Paul Nagle Minister
Peter Michael Goetz Dr. Welty
Jane Hallaren Nurse Randall
Anthony R. Jones Arthur
Tom Villard Justin
Lara Steinick Ronda
Kristian Truelsen Charles
Dave Caprita Ray
Jodie Wilson Mrs. Hunsaker
Linda Perri Betty
Nancy L. Chlumsky Jackie
Glenda Chism Thomas J.'s Mother
Bill Cordell Thomas J.'s Father
Ray Buktenica Danny
George Colangelo Ralph
Anthony Finazzo Howie
Shane Obedzinski Billy
Zachary McLemore Zack
T.J. Collazo Boy
Cassi Abel Judy
Amanda Cole Girl
Bree Butler Girl
Harvey Bellman Bingo Announcer
Henry Kohn Carl
Florence Mistrot Margie
Anthony Giaimo Carnival Barker
Edgar Poe Carnival Barker
Kurt Smildsin Policeman
Lynn Sellers Suzanne

Technical Credits
Howard Zieff Director
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Barbara Benedek Screenwriter
Wendy Greene Bricmont Editor
Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer,Production Manager
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Laurice Elehwany Screenwriter
Paul Elliott Cinematographer
David T. Friendly Executive Producer
Joseph T. Garrity Production Designer
Hannah Gold Associate Producer
Brian Grazer Producer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Artie Malesci Stunts
Karen Patch Costumes/Costume Designer
Pat Tagliaferro Art Director
Allen Weisinger Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [4:03]
2. Embalming His Teacher [1:32]
3. Meeting Shelly [3:44]
4. Hypochondria Blues [2:19]
5. Secret Love [3:04]
6. Teasing Vada [3:15]
7. Locked In [3:31]
8. In Shelly's Camper [2:28]
9. Creative Writing Class [5:14]
10. Blood Brothers [3:25]
11. Make-Up Lesson [4:33]
12. Brotherly Advice [3:30]
13. Bingo Game [2:50]
14. Invitation [5:32]
15. Group Meditation [3:59]
16. July 4th Barbecue [7:29]
17. The Beehive [1:35]
18. The Carnival [3:51]
19. Running Away [4:03]
20. The Facts of Life [1:27]
21. "One For My Baby" [2:11]
22. "Ever Kissed Anyone?" [2:46]
23. Thomas J. [4:37]
24. The Funeral [3:45]
25. Heartbreak [5:48]
26. Shared Memories [3:11]
27. Mrs. Sennett [1:54]
28. Vada's Poem [6:19]

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My Girl 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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My Girl is a sweet touching film that I can watch over and over again to anyone who hasn't seen this film I strongly recomend that you take a box of tissues with you. My Girl is about a tomboy named Vada Sultenfuss who dosen't really have a good relationship with her father or the outside world. But she is truly lucky to have a best friend named Thomas J. (played by the one and only famous Home Alone Macualay Culkin I must admit after seeing this movie I had a huge crush on him I was just a baby when it came out so I didn't really understand it that much but know when I watched again I really understand what's going on my favorite scene is when Vada and Thomas share their first kiss and then Thomas stands up and says the pledge of alligence. It's impossible not fall in love with this movie I recomend this movie for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. My philosophy is that Vadas intuition told her all along that Thomas J. was going to die, because that's how strong their bond of friendship was. Only she was to young to realize it was her intuition, so she thought she was dying instead. Another philosophy I have about this movie is that Vada never had a chicken bone stuck in her throught, it was a lump of depression from never having a mother and from her fathers neglect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is soooooooooo good!! although i didnt see all of it, i still think that it was great!! i hope i get to see the end of it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. The movie is sooooooooooooo good. I never get tired of watching it. It is a must see. For the recored do not see my girl 2 i don't understand how they could make a sequal to such a great movie. It is so right the way it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is perfect.It shows you a girl named Vada and a boy named Tomas J.This story is so sad.It will make you cry and cry and cry until you are all out of tears.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has been one of my favorite movies since I was very young. Its a coming of age movie thats perfect for girls in their pre-teen years. It's also a great family movie.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
i really love My Girl its a heartwarming film about a girl who has a friend played by Macaulay Culkin who stared in 1990's Christmas movie Home Alone however i did cry to this movie when the litle boy dies from the bees i break down into tears but i always loved this movie its insipiring and wonderful i recommed this movie to all sorts of people
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I really love this movie I seen it about a hundred times and I really want this movie so I can watch it over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Girl is a excellent movie.Vada is a girl somewhat like me.Thomas J.is a boy that always plays with Vada.But until she hears about what happened to thomas j. she isn't as scared now.She always blamed herself about her mom.