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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Score: 7.42 / 10

Release Date: April 28, 2023
Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Producer: Aldric La'auli Porter, Amy Lorraine Brooks, James L. Brooks, Judy Blume, Julie Ansell, Kelly Fremon Craig, Richard Sakai
Studio: Cineplex Pictures
Starring: Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Benny Safdie, Elle Graham, Aidan Wojtak-Hissong, Echo Kellum, Gary Houston, Mia Dillon, Ethan McDowell, Judy Blume
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 106 minutes

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    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    Thursday, April 27, 2023 10:24:32 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Loved the book and I loved this movie. Beautiful and heart wrenching. Worth the cost of admission!

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    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    Saturday, April 22, 2023 4:29:34 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Before Judy Blume became one of the best-selling authors in history, she wrote on weekdays during the two hours her children attended pre-school. This practice began as an exercise in creativity. Blume did not feel emotionally invested in the characters from her first two books. It's more about girlhood memories. Without supportive parents or peers, children starting to physically develop may be alone and worrying what will happen. By the late 70s, the book has been translated into 39 languages, selling more than 90 million copies. No matter your race, color or sex, the coming of age aspects of her writing hit home. An adaptation requires you to make certain changes to deliver the spirit of the book on screen. There's something reassuring about knowing our moms and grandmas and all of the women throughout history have gone through the same thing. We've references to Sofia Coppola’s "The Virgin Suicides". There's a cliché of 70s culture comprising Pop Art colors and ‘Yellow Submarine’ graphics. But that's only one really narrow part of the 70s. Women throughout history have been taught to feel negatively about their bodies and about the processes that their bodies go through. That’s very damaging to a woman’s self-respect. It’s about growing up, standing on our own, being individuals, entering into life with confidence. It's a girl story of puberty or a pre-teen story. It's a story of awkwardness. Sure we're all connected, we’re all changing in our own ways and we just need to be there for each other. (2,5) Written by Gregory Mann