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My Girl
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Directed By
Howard Zieff

Written By:
Laurice Elehwany

Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, Peter Michael Goetz, Tom Villard, Raymond Buktenica, Ann Nelson

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My Girl (1991)
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Movie Review by Zara
March 22nd, 2007

We do the fice star reviews on our good days, yup

Anna Chlumsky hasn't really done much other than the MY GIRL movies, but in my opinion it's because she OWNED this role. One of the most charming little child actors that I still remember, it is when she laughs that I laugh. And seeing her jealousy when her father starts dating again comes off completely understandable. But it is through the pain that she experiences later in the movie that I can relate to her. It's a scene that still makes me bawl like a baby. I tear up just thinking about it.

The other bright spots in the movie are the adults. While this movie was geared to focus on the young lead actress, there is a good amount of attention payed to the budding romance between Dan Akroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis' characters. Movies tend to not show very many adult relationships in a realistic light and although this movie is centered in the '60's, it still rings true for today.

Curtis is especially good here, softened and understanding, and her actions in dealing with the young Veda set a precident that most women in real life should be looking to follow.

This isn't just a lightweight comedy and it isn't just a depressing drama. It's a mixture of many things and the final product is fantastic.

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Lisa
Mar 22, 2007 2:39 PM
 
This movie always has me crying ....the acting was great Chlumsky really stood out its a shame she hasn't done more, ah but maybe she'll have a triumphant return someday.



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