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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
ShowtimesJuly 30:5:00 pm, 7:10 pm
99% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Judy Blume’s enduring 1970 bestseller about a pre-teen girl’s tug-of-war with puberty and religion, has finally made it to the big screen. And the result is totally irresistible. The terrific newcomer Abby Ryder Fortson nails every laugh, tear and nuance as 11-year-old Margaret Simon, who receives the shattering news from mom Barbara (Rachel McAdams) and dad Herb (Benny Safdie) that his job promotion means a move to the square New Jersey suburbs. That’s hell for Margaret and her doting grandma and fellow city girl Sylvia (Kathy Bates). This is about the time when Margaret starts talking to God. Her Christian mother and Jewish dad haven’t raised her in any religion so she just puts her questions out there about her changing body and questioning mind. Forston makes a perfect guide through adolescence. –ABC News
“The Judy Blume book receives the ageless treatment it deserves in a movie that captures the 1970 vibe (starting with the soundtrack) while completely transcending it.”—CNN.com
“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” is a cinematic blessing. Go see it, and take your preteen kids.”—Boston Globe