My Girl 2
|My Girl 2|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Howard Zieff|
|Produced by||Brian Grazer
Joseph M. Caracciolo
David T. Friendly
|Written by||Laurice Elehwany|
Jamie Lee Curtis
|Music by||Cliff Eidelman|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||99 min.|
|Box office||$17,359,799 (USA)|
My Girl 2 is a 1994 comedy-drama film starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Christine Ebersole, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Masur, Austin O'Brien, and Roland Thomson. This was a sequel to 1991's My Girl.
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The story takes place in 1974, two years after the first film. It involves the main character, Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky), going to Los Angeles, California, for the spring break to learn more about her deceased biological mother. First she was a spunky, hypochondriac 11-year-old "with a chicken bone lodged in her throat"; now she is a lively yet more serious 13-year-old, "ready for her own apartment." By this time, her father Harry (Dan Aykroyd) is married to Shelly DeVoto (Jamie Lee Curtis), who is now pregnant, her Uncle Phil (Richard Masur) now lives in Los Angeles, and her grandmother has died. She still wears the mood ring retrieved for her by her late best friend Thomas J. (Macaulay Culkin), who died in the previous film.
Vada has her spring break coming up and her school assignment is to do an essay on someone she admires but has never met. She decides that she wants to do it on her mother but quickly realizes she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to L.A. to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother. Once there, she finds herself under the protection of Nick (Austin O'Brien), Phil's girlfriend's (Christine Ebersole) son, who at first is very annoyed at losing his own spring break to escort a "hick girl" around town. However, he soon becomes more involved in the difficult search. The relationship between them, which originally starts out as a reluctant one, slowly turns into something much stronger as she learns more about her mother. The two start supporting each other and experience first love along the way.
- Vada Margaret Sultenfuss – Anna Chlumsky: A serious 13 year old girl who travels to Los Angeles.
- Harry Sultenfuss – Dan Aykroyd: Vada's father who runs a funeral parlour.
- Shelly DeVoto Sultenfuss – Jamie Lee Curtis: The Funeral Parlour's make up artist, Harry's Wife and Vada's Stepmother. She is pregnant in this movie.
- Phil Sultenfuss – Richard Masur: Vada's uncle who lives in Los Angeles as a mechanic.
- Rose Zsigmond – Christine Ebersole: Phil's girlfriend from Los Angeles.
- Nick Zsigmond – Austin O'Brien: Rose's son and Vada's love interest who guides her around Los Angeles. They later kiss each other before Vada leaves to go back to Madison.
For her performance, Chlumsky won a Young Artist Award for "Best Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture"; Thomson and O'Brien were also nominated for Young Artist Awards for their roles.
Still My Girl
Still My Girl is the proposed third motion picture in the My Girl movie franchise, currently in development at Columbia Pictures. In a 2003 interview Dan Aykroyd had United Kingdom talk show with host Michael Parkinson, he stated that Columbia had an interest in getting this off the ground and strong interest in Anna Chlumsky returning to her role as Vada. As of 2009, both Chlumsky and Aykroyd continue to be attached to the project.
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