My Girl (1991)
Death is what mainly pre-occupies little Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky), who is about to hit puberty with all the usual insecurities – and a few additional ones to boot. She is handled sensitively by veteran director Howard Zieff, who directs this coming-of-age film just on the right side of manipulative and reels home a cute, funny and at times poignant tear-jerker. Utilizing Laurice Elehwany's script, he is not afraid to demonstrate his fondness for the spirit of the sexual revolution. Chlumsky gives a spirited, intelligent performance in her feature film debut. She stands out among a fine cast.