Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Date and time
Sun 9th July 2023 at 2:30pm
mild sex references, references to racism, emotional upset

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Audience Reaction: 91.7%

2023 ( USA ) ( Comedy, Drama, Family )

Starring: Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig

For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s classic and ground-breaking novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humour, and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions. It is a frank, kids’ eye view of puberty set in the summer of 1970 where 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from New York to New Jersey by her father’s new job. Margaret is appalled, mainly because she will be separated from her lovably cantankerous paternal grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates). The timing couldn’t have been worse, as she’s a city kid entering junior high and the danger zone: puberty. She makes new friends quickly, but can she survive mean-girl antics, interfaith confusion, playing spin the bottle — and the mystery that is menstruation? The beloved book that got so many grandmothers, mothers and daughters through the fraught narrows of the preteen years with love, laughter and easily digestible life lessons is now a film with a terrific cast, a light touch and genuine affection.

This is a wonderfully charming, warm, and tender film about the trepidation of growing up and moving on (whatever your age).

(1hr 46min)