Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Jul 2020)
Brief Synopsis – Veda sets off on a journey across to the country in order to find out who were mother really was.
My Take on it – This is a interesting sequel to he film My Girl (1991) because it is able to create a new story around the same characters from the previous film yet allow their characters to move on in life in a normal and natural way.
The tine of this film is quite different from that of the original and that works well here in developing this new story.
Anna Chlumsky once again allows us to really enjoy her character and the new directions that they take her are enjoyable to watch.
Her journey to unravel the mysteries concealed in a show box about her mother lead her to some very informative and interesting places along the way.
This is a story about both self discovery and about learning so much about a person so close yet that one never had the opportunity to get to know.
The film has some great subplot that help keep things fun and enjoyable throughout.
We get to see how the relationship between Veda’s father (Dan Aykroyd) and step mother(Jamie Lee Curtis) has changed, how her uncle’s (Richard Masur) life has changed since moving to Los Angeles and moving in with a woman (Christine Ebersole) and how young love could spark with that woman’s son (Austin O’Brien).
This story is far from being groundbreaking, yet they still find a way to keep things so fascinating and interesting to watch unfold.
Bottom Line – Interesting sequel that doesn’t rely too much on the first film because it has a very different kind of tone. The main character payed by Chlumsky is still enjoyable to watch as she tries to unravel a shoebox filled with mysterious objects connected to her mother. The journey that she takes is one of both self discovery and of trying to learn much about her mother whom she never had the chance to meet. The sub plots in the story relating to Veda’s father and step mother (Aykroyd and Curtis), her uncle and his girlfriend (Masur and Ebersole) and a budding young love with O’Brien all add to the overall story and help keep things enjoyable even if nothing is groundbreaking in the way things play out here. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Leaving the airport, Nick tells the cabdriver to take the 405 to Santa Monica, Santa Monica to Whittier and Whittier to Sunset, all those streets run parallel to each other. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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