Macauley Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in My Girl

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Childhood love is innocent and pure and should be left untainted. So when the friendship between 11-year-olds Vada and Thomas J. is cut unbearably short (by a swarm of bees no less), it's a hard lesson in life's-not-fair—for Vada and for us. My Girl is one of those coming-of-age tales that every woman can relate to, and it's a reminder of why we're thankful adolescence is short-lived.