Character: Shelly DeVoto
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Written by: Laurice Elehwany
Produced by: Brian Grazer
Cast Members: Dan Aykroyd, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Griffin Dunne
Released date: November 27, 1991
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Tomboy Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) has good reason to be morbid: her mother died giving birth to her, and her father (Dan Aykroyd) operates a funeral service out of their home. The other kids think she's a freak, and it certainly doesn't help that her best friend, Thomas J. Sennett (Macaulay Culkin), is a boy. To make matters worse, Vada is desperately in love with her English teacher, Mr. Bixler (Griffin Dunne). What's an 11-year-old girl to do?
• A funny and moving family film!
• When your Dad’s an undertaker, your Mom’s in heaven, and your Grandma’s got a screw loose…it’s good to have a friend who understands you. Even if he is a boy.