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"My Girl" is one of those small treasures that, on outward appearance, seems like something it is not. Any general synopsis of the film would lead most people. My Girl is a coming-of-age drama film directed by Howard Zieff and starring Vada's uncle remarks, "These two people do not have a good relationship.". There was always something that irked me about My Girl. Even as a year-old, I found the film's year-old protagonist, Vada.
Her only outlet is Thomas J. The other momentous event of the summer is Vada developing her first crush. It isn't Thomas J. He teaches a summer writing class at the local college, and Vada enrolls. Besides being the youngest in the class, she is also the only one who hasn't been taken over by s psychedelia one day, the class takes part in a group meditation. The strength of "My Girl" isn't its story, but its little nuances of innocent bliss. Vada willingly shows a group of glowing boys a dead body.
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As the ride their bikes, Vada and Thomas J. The relationship between Harry and Shelly is sweet, too. Before their first date, Harry's womanizing brother points out that since Harry's last date, a sexual revolution has occurred. Of course, Shelly only desires a proper and old-fashioned gentleman, which very much complicates their first date.
Well, I loved this film. As a viewer, I try to watch for inconsistencies in the performances and the script, but this film had none. Dan Aykroid and Jamie Lee Curtis bring a low-key charm to their roles.
Both have their flaws, and it sometimes seems they have nothing in common. But for some inexplicable reason, they are brought together and their encounters are tactful, witty, and very real.
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As for Anna Chlumsky, it can only be said that this young actress sets the standard for all child performances. This is not a performance, in a traditional manner; she eludes all cutesy standards of the traditional child performance, and becomes a complex, multi-dimensional person with true needs. This little girl is extremely intelligent, and when Chlumsky delivers lines beyond her years, she doesn't do it with sarcasm or adorability, but with the oblivious nature that year-olds find themselves in.
The world may be changing around her, but she tries her hardest to maintain her sanity and cheerfulness. Though "My Girl" is advertised as a kid's film, and kids would probably like it, this film is for adults.
Vada frequently spends time with her best friend, Thomas J.My Girl (1991) End Credits
Sennett, an unpopular boy her age who suffers from various allergies. However, other girls tease the two, thinking they are more than just friends. Vada's summer begins well. She befriends Shelly DeVoto, the new makeup artist at her father's funeral parlor, who provides her with guidance. She also develops a crush on her fifth-grade school teacher, Mr. Bixler, and hears about an adult poetry writing class that he is teaching.
Vada steals some money from the cookie jar in Shelly's trailer to cover the cost of the class. When advised to write about what is in her soul, Vada fears that she killed her mother, who died two days after giving birth to her. When Harry and Shelly start dating, this affects Vada's attitude towards Shelly. On the Fourth of July, when Shelly's ex-husband Danny arrives, Vada hopes that he is there to take Shelly back, but to no avail.
Vada becomes even more shocked when Harry and Shelly announce their engagement at a carnival, leading her to contemplate running away with Thomas J.
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Vada is starting to see changes within herself. As she runs around screaming that she is hemorrhaging, Shelly politely explains to Vada that her first period is a completely natural process. As Vada realizes this only occurs with girls, she doesn't want to see Thomas J. A couple of days later though, Vada and Thomas J.
Vada and Thomas J. Vada loses her mood ring in the process, so they start looking for it, but the search is cut short as the bees start swarming, making them run away.