Parents' Guide to

My Girl

By Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.

Movie PG 1991 102 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 12+

Very Sad

If you want to snot yourself, then I invite you to watch this movie. It is a very sad movie. It is labeled as a Family/Comedy/Romance movie. This is more traumatizing than Bambi. This is a good movie. If you cry while watching this, then congratulations! You have a soul! Real men cry while watching My Girl.
age 12+

Wholesome Movie

A few curse words, some adult kissing - nothing risque though and very tasteful. No nudity, no sex, no drugs. Good message about true friends, true family and getting in touch with your feelings and sharing them.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (62 ):

Death and single parenthood are never easy topics to talk about with children, and this film deals with them in a mature, responsible way. It encourages kids to talk about their feelings regarding death -- as well as the romantic lives of their parents. If kids are beginning to ask questions about these serious topics, they are old enough to watch this movie with parents.

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