| My Girl 2 (1994) |
The magical combination of Anna Chlumsky (playing Vada) and Macaulay Culkin (playing Thomas) just clicked in the first My Girl. But Thomas died of bee stings in the first movie and only half the magic remains for My Girl 2. Yes, they threw in a new boy to replace Culkin, but he plays a very weak character.
Additionally, the second installment has a strong anti-male bias and Vada becomes a feminist mouthpiece. Her lines include "Why is it boys talk so much, when they have nothing to say? And girls have plenty to say, but no one will listen?"
To her uncle she dishes out that feminist derogatory gem about men having fear of commitment. Even though she is still a child, she is portrayed as being smarter and more informed than the adult men of the movie, just because she is female.
So, my recommendation is to skip this film. It will only tarnish your memory of My Girl 1 and leave you more than a tad nauseous.
- Reviewed by Paul G.