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My Girl is a 1991 comedy-drama directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the coming-of-age of a young girl who faces many different emotional highs and lows. The film also stars Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. It was quite successful, so in 1994 the sequel My Girl 2 came out.
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"Thomas" and "Vada" are best friends and spent a lot of time together. To find out how adults feel when they kiss another person, they just go ahead and try it out themselves.
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Ever since her mother died, "Vada" is living with her father "Harry", who is a mortician and runs a funeral home. Seeing how her father deals with death every day, she shows tendencies of becoming a hypochondriac and regularly imagines that she has some deadly disease.
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After her life as a child star and the My Girl sequel, Anna Chlumsky went on a hiatus from acting and then rejoined the TV circus in 2005 in some smaller roles. She was part of the Veep cast ever since the first episode and now also starred in Halt and Catch Fire. The actress is married and has two children.
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"Thomas" is "Vada's" best friend in the entire world. Although their kiss was just an ‘experiment’ to enter an adult mindset, he wants to be more than just friends with "Ava", but she is more interested in their teacher, "Mr. Bixler". Sadly, "Thomas" is stung by a bee and ultimately dies from an allergic reaction.
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He was one of the most popular child actors of the early nineties. Culkin’s breakthrough had already happened in 1989, when he appeared alongside the legendary John Candy in Uncle Buck. Hits like Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York followed and only furthered his stardom. Unfortunately, he couldn’t really build on his success and he only popped up on the big screen sporadically, like in 2002, when he was featured in the film Party Monster. In 2015 and 2016, he was part of the Jim Gaffigan Show and was preparing to shoot a movie with his buddy Seth Green.
He recently announced the birth of his first child with Brenda Song in 2021.
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After having had big success in the nineties, the new millennium only saw Culkin appear in the headlines in negative ways. He had to endure his parent’s divorce and the ugly custody battle that followed when he was fourteen. Meanwhile, his father always tried to further his son’s career and that didn’t help at all. When Macaulay Culkin was 18, he married his fellow actress Rachel Miner – they were divorced only twelve months later. From 2002 to 2011, he was in a relationship with Mila Kunis. He was arrested for possession in 2004.
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"Harry Sultenfuss" is a widower and funeral director who does not understand his daughter and he has been single ever since his wife died. Over the course of the film, he meets "Shelly DeVoto", whom he hires to work at his funeral home. They become a couple, but "Harry’s" relationship with his daughter suffers. After "Thomas'" death, "Vada" accuses her father of caring more about the dead than the living.
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Dan Aykroyd was one of the original cast members of the famous NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and he founded the "Blues Brothers", together with John Belushi. What followed was a sold-out tour and two Blues Brothers movies. He starred in countless movies but wasn’t only seen in comedies. He also appeared in films like Driving Miss Daisy and Exit to Eden. He was last spotted in front of the camera when he had a guest role on the TV series Workin’ Moms. His greatest roles (aside from being on Saturday Night Live were probably in the films Ghostbusters and Caddyshack. Akroyd has been married to his wife Donna Dixon since 1983, they have three daughters.