Both a surprisingly mature kid's film involving death & grief yet also a dumb, idealized depiction of a politically conservative life. The former involves first love, growing up, & tragedy. The latter shows an 'idyllic time' before presumed societal corruption, mocks 'hippies', preserves 'traditional family values', & commends Nixon un-ironically. I suppose the two are inseparable, so I'll split the difference.
Sie lebt in so einer düsteren Welt - viel zu düster für ein tapferes Mädchen. Ihre Mutter starb, da war sie zwei, der Vater leitet ein Beerdigungs-Institut. Die Grossmutter leidet an Alzheimer und ist meist stumm - ausser wenn sie alte Radiohits aus den 40ern kräht... mehr auf cinegeek.de
I loved this film as a kid and i always used to actually feel the emotion that the end of this film provokes, and like Macaulay Culkin, I somewhat fell in love with the girl, putting myself in his shoes. However, I haven't watched in a while and I'm not sure I'd find this a good film anymore but from what i recall, it was pretty sweet.