Trailer for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Brings a Contemporary Classic to the Big Screen
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It was 1970 when Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret came out, and while it’s a celebrated piece of contemporary media, it’s found a hard time getting adapted to the big screen—until now.
Catch the trailer for Lionsgate’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. starring Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Forston, Kathy Bates, and Benny Safdie:
The official synopsis of the film reads:
For over fifty years, 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. In Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation, 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) 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, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets.
Though a lot of adaptations today tend to push the timeline forward to be more relatable to the young target audience, AYTGIMM embraces the 70s era, which comes with all of its own limitations and social reservations.
Then again, growing up is a genre that touches every generation, and I think the film will still have something meaningful to say despite the characters not having access to social media or the internet.
Catch Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. when it comes to theaters on April 28.