My Girl is a bittersweet coming-of-age drama that deals with a lot of real life issues, death being the focus of the story. Vada is a mature pre-teen (11) who lost her mother during birth and is living with her father who runs a funeral home which often frightens Vada. Vada has strong issues with death. She's confused and seems unhappy most of the time. She dislikes her fathers new love interest and she's in love with a school teacher. She spends her days with her best friend Thomas J. (Macaulay Culkin) who she eventually has her first kiss with. Thomas develops feelings for Vada and after losing her ring, he secretly finds it for her hoping to surprise her with it. A tragedy takes place which changes Vada and the world around her. Highly depressing movie, I cried like a baby when I watched it as a kid. I tear up like crazy during this film. Not much violence except a bunch of bees attacking a child and also a punch to the stomach. Quite a bit of mild sexual content includes a first kiss between tweens as well as talking about kissing, Vada gets her first period and talks about some girl stuff with her new mom-to-be. Lots of dating references between adults, slow dancing and kissing scenes by adults, a few romantic settings (late night walks, fireworks, holding hands). Language is fairly mild but there are a couple sh*ts used by adults, also retard, moron, @ss, stupid. There is one comment about lighting a joint that is said during a poem. The sequel isn't as intense, it mostly deals with Vada finding more information about her mother and what she was like. I would not recommend sensitive children to view this movie, but it's good family material for kids 12 and up.