Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

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. (PG-13, 1h 45m)

“More than 50 years later, it’s been terrifically adapted to the big screen by the writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig, with nearly all its warmth, humor and wry wisdom intact.” – Justin Chang, NPR

“Movies like these barely exist anymore, and certainly not in theaters. Tween girls would do well to seek (this one)..out. It has all the makings of a classic for the next generation.” – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

“Destined to become a classic… an entertaining comedy that also happens to be a stunning evocation of the fear and yearning that come with standing on the precipice of adulthood.” Lauren Mechling, Guardian