Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Run Time: 106 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Abby Ryder Fortson, Benny Safdie, Elle Graham, Kathy Bates, Rachel McAdams
Screenwriter: Kelly Fremon Craig
Producers: Julie Ansell, Judy Blume, Amy Brooks, James L. Brooks, Kelly Fremon Craig, Aldric Lau’auli Porter, Richard Sakai
For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s beloved and groundbreaking novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret has delighted readers with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humor, and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions. Now it’s one of our favorite movies of the summer.
Eleven-year-old Margaret is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets.