Watch the Trailer for ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

Nora Poggi
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Who’s ready to relive puberty and all the angst that comes with it? Judy Blume’s books have been a rite of passage for many generations, especially her iconic teen novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, which is finally coming to the big screen on April 28. Check out the trailer with Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates:

The official synopsis from Lionsgate reads:

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.

The film also stars Benny Safdie (Licorice Pizza, Good Time) and is written for the screen and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen).

Blume’s writing offered an honest portrayal and discussion of taboo topics for pre-teens and teens, such as menstruation, sex, and puberty, before it became more widely accepted to talk about, which made this novel a target for “book banners” in the ’80s. Today, Blume’s work is once again targeted in the midst of a nationwide conservative campaign to ban books deemed inappropriate for children.

Let’s hope the movie fulfills the fans’ expectations 53 years after the novel was released!

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