My Girl directed by Howard Zieff, is a coming-of-age story about a girl named Vada (Anna
Chlumsky) and her best friend Thomas J. Sennett who is played by everyone’s favorite Home
Alone Star Macaulay Culkin. The plot revolves around Vada’s morbid life, her unrequited love
for her English teacher, and sadly, death. The movie scored a 77% audience score on Rotten
Tomatoes, with reviews mostly mentioning the morbidity of the movie. The movie is Rated PG
but should most likely only be watched by older children (predominantly children you think can
handle death and more mature references) with the concept of death.
If you’re an adult or young adult you may also enjoy analyzing Vada’s life play out as she goes
from being a hypochondriac to realizing that you just have to deal with the punches life throws at
All-in- all the movie is a good watch if you want something short and sweet, and with a moral
lesson about handling death and the hardships of life as a preteen. Sit back and enjoy the movie!