Even if you're not a chid of the '90s, Macauley Culkin as an adorably sweet dweeb with a fatal bee allergy will ruin you.
Vada Sultenfuss is an 11-year-old girl and a hypochondriac living in Madison, Pennsylvania, during the summer of 1972. Her father, Harry, is a widowed funeral director who does not understand his daughter, so he constantly ignores her. Their house operates as the town funeral parlor, which has led Vada to develop an obsession with death. She regularly tends to her paternal grandmother, 'Gramoo', who has Alzheimer's disease and whose wandering mind likewise affects Vada. Phil, Vada's uncle, lives across town and frequently stops by to help the family.