My Girl

Movie review by Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.

PG 1991 102 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 70 reviews

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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.
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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.
1 person found this helpful.

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