For over fifty years, author Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.’ has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humor and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions. The book’s iconic, relatable story is now playing out on the big screen, as Lionsgate is releasing its film adaptation of the beloved literary project in theaters today.
The movie stars Rachel McAdams, Benny Safdie, Kathy Bates and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ actress Abby Ryder Fortson in the titular role. The comedy-drama was written and directed by ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ scribe-helmer Kelly Fremon Craig. The writer-director and Blume also served as producers on the screen adaptation.
‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.’ follows the 11-year-old eponymous protagonist as she’s uprooted from her life in New York City as her family moves to the suburbs of New Jersey. As a result, she must go through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school.
As she tries to adjust to their new town, Margaret relies on her mother, Barbara (McAdams), who’s also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, for guidance. The pre-teen’s adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Bates), also isn’t happy her family moved away, and likes to remind them every chance she gets.
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