I’ve never read a Judy Blume book and when I saw the title of the movie I didn’t know what to expect. Honestly by the end of the movie I was filled with joyful memories of my time as an adolescent growing up and my time huddled up with friends snickering and sharing stories. This movie is a great watch for preteen girls and their friends for a movie night or a sleep over.
Within the first then minutes of this movie I thought it would be a movie that alienated lots of different because of it’s content but the more I watched the more I realize it was a movie that could and would speak to so many different people in a variety of ways. Through the journey of Margaret and her big move to New Jersey she finds herself looking for different ways to fit in and find her footing. An assignment for class has her navigating religion and trying to find out where she feels she fits in. My favorite parts of this instant classic was her short conversations with God, her navigation of faith, and her journey through friendship.
This is a must see film for all young girls who are discovering womanhood and coming into themselves. It has a great story of creating friendships, change in your life, and being a leader within a group. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. is available for the suggested retail prices of $39.99 for Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Combo, and $29.96 for DVD.
About the Movie:
In this long-awaited movie adaption of Judy Blume’s classic, groundbreaking novel, eleven-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City to 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). A timeless coming-of-age story, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret sparkles with insightful humor while candidly exploring life’s biggest questions.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Finally That Time: Making Margaret
- Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Judy.
- The Secret Crew Club: Margaret and Friends
- Bringing the Period to Life: Designing Margaret
- Deleted Scenes
- Roundtable Discussion
- Theatrical Trailer