About the Movie
Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) is an eleven year old girl in a small Pennsylvania town in the early 1970s, at the beginning of life even as she lives with the constant reminder of death; her father (Dan Ackroyd) is a mortician who runs his business out of the family home, and her mother died during childbirth complications. The father and daughter also live with Vada's grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimers and whose only vocalizations are belted-out showtunes from her youth. This life story, paired with Vada's precocious and imaginative mind, makes for some highly entertaining and eminently human eccentricities; a hypochondriac, Vada is a regular patron of her family doctor, constantly convinced that she is suffering from some obscure and fatal illness. Her best friend is Thomas J. (Mackaulay Culkin), a wide-eyed naif to whom she tells all her thoughts, fears, and dreams. These include her romantic interest in her English teacher (Griffin Dunne), and her reservations regarding Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), her father's newly-employed makeup artist and love interest. Vada's world is eventually turned upside down when tragedy strikes, and she is forced to do some growing up along the way.
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Info and Details
* Directed by: Howard Zieff * US Theatrical Release Date: November 27, 1991 * Also Known As: Born Jaundiced, Copain Copine, L'ete de mes 11 ans, I Am Woman, Meine Erste Liebe * Genres: Comedy and Drama * Running Time: 1 hr. 42 min. * MPAA Rating: PG * Distributors: Sony Pictures Releasing International, Sony Pictures Releasing * Production Co.: Imagine Entertainment * Studios: Columbia Pictures * U.S. Box Office: $55,196,851 * Filming Locations: Bartow, Orlando, Sanford, Florida, USA, West Hollywood, California, USA * Produced in: United States
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DVD Details
* Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC * Region: Region 1 * Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 * Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French * Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) * Additional Release Material: Original theatrical trailer * DVD Release Date: May 27, 1998
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