95: “He Can’t See Without His Glasses” – My Girl

If you’re nostalgic for the summers of your youth, there’s a chance you’re likely also pining for the first time you watched MY GIRL (1991) and MY GIRL 2 (1994). In When We Were Young’s Manic My Girl Monday episode, we discuss the surprising lack of child-friendly drama flicks and reflect on how we spent our summer breaks as kids before launching into our discussion of the movie that made children and adults everywhere break down in tears.

Does the coming-of-age story of Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) and her beloved bespectacled bee-inflicted best friend Thomas J. (Macaulay Culkin) still turn on the waterworks, or does it just not work? How many of you older millennials are crying right now just thinking of Vada bawling, “He can’t see without his glasses!”? Be honest!

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