“My Girl” is one of my favorite movies

Hannah Chelton, Reporter

The movie “My Girl” was released in November of 1991. The movie is about an 11-year-old girl named Vada and her family. The setting takes place in Madison, Pennsylvania. Their house is a funeral home, and Vada becomes obsessed with death. This is because as she has gotten a little older, she understands life and death a little better. From being around dead people and her sick grandmother, Vada is constantly worried that there is something wrong with herself. She visits the doctor and after he evaluates her, he discovers that there is nothing wrong with her. Every time he tells her that she is in good health and there is nothing to worry about. Luckily there is a new makeup artist working at the funeral home that provides guidance to her.

Continuing on, Vada becomes close friends with a boy named Thomas Sennett who is the same age as Vada, and suffers from various allergies. Thomas is not popular and does not have any friends. They constantly spend time together and other kids their age makes fun of them for it. Thomas gave her a mood ring as a gift but then loses it due to them knocking down a bees next. It was a close call for Thomas because if he would have gotten stung, he would have become very ill or even die. Thomas went back a day later to find the ring for Vada and comes back upon the nest of bees.

As a whole, the movie was very enjoyable to watch. I highly recommend this to others. In my opinion, I would say that this is a movie that a whole family can watch. It is sad at some parts, but overall it is a happy, upbeat movie. I would rate this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is because it shows Vada grow as an individual and understand life and death a little better.