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My Girl 2

1 rating: 4.0
Comedy movie directed by Howard Zieff

Vada is off to California for a visit with her uncle, his likable girlfriend, and her street-smart son Nick. Guided by Nick through the City of Angels in search of clues to her late mother's history, Vada makes some surprising discoveries about her past … see full wiki

Director: Howard Zieff
Genre: Comedy
1 review about My Girl 2

"Why is it boys talk so much, when they have nothing to say? And girls have plenty to say, but no one will listen?"

  • Oct 23, 2009
Rating:
+4
Picking up the story several years after the events of the first "My Girl" (a surprise worldwide sleeper hit in 1991), 1994's MY GIRL 2 reunites us once again with the irrepressible Vada Sultenfuss and her wacky family.

With new stepmother Shelley (Jamie Lee Curtis) heavily pregnant and the entire Sultenfuss household overtaken with baby plans, a pensive Vada (Anna Chlumsky) decides to investigate her own mother, who died during childbirth. Shelley arranges for Vada to spend a vacation in Los Angeles with Uncle Phil (Richard Masur) and his new "family": Rose (Christine Ebersole) and her adolescent son Nick (Austin O'Brien). It's a summer of discovery, soul-searching and heartache, as Vada uncovers her mother's past and the events which led to her own birth...

Anna Chlumsky again delivers a solid turn as Vada, settling the character nicely into the awkward teen years with great skill. Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd (as Vada's parents) don't really figure into the plot this time but it's nice having them "around" anyway. Austin O'Brien provides strong support as Vada's verbal sparring partner (much the same as Macaulay Culkin's Thomas J. from the first film); Masur and Ebersole undercut the possible sentimentality, always a problem in this sort of story.

Providing a fitting finale for Vada and the events of the first movie, MY GIRL 2 is that rare sequel which can stand proud against it's predecessor.

TECHNICAL DETAILS:
Widescreen 1:85 (16.9 enhanced)
soundtracks: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
closed-captioned
extra features: trailer
Disc format: DVD-5 (single-sided, single-layer)

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