My Girl (1991)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1991.  , .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Youngsters never fail to get a total kick of out of this Love Story for the pre-teen set.  is sheer charm as a young, misunderstood girl who doesn’t quite fit in anywhere she goes. This could be because her single father (Dan Aykroyd) is raising her in the funeral home that he owns and she finds the surroundings quite normal. Her only rescue comes when she meets equally shy and awkward  (who, following his stardom from Home Alone is as believable in the role of a social misfit as Tom Cruise would be playing a Mormon with glasses) and the two of them click. As she puts it, she only keeps company with those she finds “intellectually stimulating”. It’s a shame that the producers had to resort to a sappy ending to give this film a genre push, but it is nonetheless a very enjoyable coming-of-age story that benefits from the spunky main character who guides it along with such ease.

One Comment Add yours

  1. hereward says:

    And now she stars in and sometimes directs “Veep”.

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