Likeable comedy. Chlumsky is very good. Supporting cast does a ggod job. Kind of instense at spots for younger kids.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Likable if soft-centered tale of an 11-year-old girl crying for attention from her widowed father, a mortician who doesn't know how to reach out to his precocious daughter. Bittersweet comedy touches on love, friendship, puberty, and most of all, death, but its telling moments are muted by an overall air of predictability. Appealing cast sparked by Chlumsky's mature performance. Followed by a Culkin-less sequel.