The trauma experienced by a sensitive 11-year-old upon the sudden death of her best friend is handled with considerable intelligence and insight in MY GIRL, directed by veteran Howard Zieff from newcomer Laurice Elehwany's poignant screenplay.
Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) lives with Harry (Dan Aykroyd), her widowed father, a mortician who embalms bodies in the basement of the small-town Pennsylvania home he shares with his precocious daughter. Vada is a tomboy who fishes, climbs trees and races her bike with Thomas J. Sennett
(Macaulay Culkin), her best friend and a boy her age. She's also a hypochondriac, who imagines herself suffering from a variety of ail...