SPOILER ALERT! My Girl is the kind of movie that starts out nice and innocent. Then rips out your heart and shows it to you. It might have been a forgettable childhood movie if not for its powerful twist. Last warning about the spoiler. Kevin from Home Alone dies! Anyway the movie is a coming of age story about a girl trying to cope with living in a funeral parlor. Her father enters a new relationship, her only friend in the world dies, and she falls into depression. Anna Chlumsky plays the unfortunately named Vada Sultenfuss. She plays her with so much spunk and wit, that you’d swear you were watching an experienced actress. Macaulay Culkin plays her best friend Thomas J. They have terrific chemistry, especially in the famous kissing scene. It made the shocking death and funeral scene all the more heartbreaking. As soon as that scene happened I could not stop crying until the movie was over! My Girl feels much more real than any other childhood movie. It’s a subject that all kids will have to learn one day. I would definitely recommend it, but caution: you will cry!
Followed by: My Girl 2