My Girl is a 1991 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff, written by Laurice Elehwany, and starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, and Anna Chlumsky in her first role in a major motion picture. The film tells the story of an 11-year-old girl living in Madison, Pennsylvania, during the summer of 1972. The film's title refers to the classic 1964 song of the same name by The Temptations, which is also featured in the film's end credits. A book based on the film was written by Patricia Hermes. The film grossed $121 million on a budget of $17 million. A sequel, My Girl 2, was released in 1994.
Vada Sultenfuss is an 11-year-old girl living in Madison, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1972. Her father, Harry Sultenfuss, operates the town's funeral parlor, which also serves as their home. Vada's upbringing leads her to suffer from hypochondria and develop an obsession with death, and her father fails to understand it. Also living with them is "Gramoo", Vada's paternal grandmother, whose recent mind wandering accentuates Vada's worries. Her uncle Phil lives nearby and frequently helps the family.
|editor||Wendy Greene Bricmont|
|keywords||anaphylaxis best friend date discover doctor who end engage first class first kiss first period fourth of july funeral parlor giving birth grieve how to hypochondria independence day kill killed by the bees last day makeup artist menarche mood ring one night run away school teacher teach think upbringing wander writing class|
|musicBy||James Newton Howard|
|theme||coming-of-age death romantic drama tragicomedy|