This movie came out when I was 11 years old. This is a great summer movie, and I have seen it at least once every summer since 1991. As an adult, I am still drawn to what I was when I was a kid. This movie has you laughing one minute and crying the next. It is a sweet tale about a girl and her friend going through the pains and joys of growing up. Chlumsky and Culkin give two great performances. They are believable kids, and are not too fake or too cute, a trap that many child stars fall into. Dan Aykroyd does a great job as the tuba playing father. I consider this movie a modern classic and a movie that every 11-year-old girl (and former 11-year-old) girl should see.