Honors English II
4 March 2011
(Critical Review Paper)
In 1991 director Howard Zieff, with the help of Columbia Productions, comes out with a comedic yet drama filled film about a girl who is growing up and faces the problems that life gives you; Anna Chulmsky plays Veda Sultenfuss as the main character in: My Girl. This film is a good movie to take the family to because of its innocence and child humor. The casting was done so well that the film was nominated for four MTV Movie Awards and came away with two. My Girl shows how a young child, who is so naïve about everything in life, starts to grow up and learn life’s many lessons. This film captures the innocence in children perfectly and how naïve they are to the things in the world around them. My Girl, a film about a girl growing up and dealing with life’s situations shows, innocent, realistic with life situations, friendships that last forever, and is heartbreaking at moments.
My Girl captures the innocence in children and what they think of the world perfectly. This film takes you through typical days of a young girl about eleven years old and what the world looks like from her point of view. At one point in the movie the young girl, Veda, and her friend Thomas J. have a conversation about why grownups get married. Veda, completely unaware of the actual reason people do get married, says that they just have to and that it is a part of growing up. It shows her true innocence as a child because it is her genuine answer and how she really thinks it works out. Throughout the movie you will see Veda and Thomas J’s innocence come out in what they say and in the little things they do. By the end of the film you will be wishing you could go back to the days of your childhood.
In addition to Veda’s innocence, you see it truly come out when she faces new situations that she is unfamiliar with. Since she was a baby, Veda is motherless with just her dad to take care of her. Her...