After our amazing KC Advance Screening Giveaway, we sent Myla to Review and share the best Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Quotes! Check out everything about this movie, now playing in theaters.
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. Quotes
“When did you get taller?”- Barbara Simon (Rachel McAdams)
“There’s my girl!”- Sylvia Simon (Kathy Bates)
“Right on, girls.”- Sylvia
“What are all these boxes for?”- Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson)
“New Jersey?”- Margaret
“Will you just try to believe us?”- Barbara
“God? Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret. Simon.”- Margaret
“Please stop this move from happening.”- Margaret
“Nancy Wheeler. I live in the bigger house up the street.”- Nancy Wheeler (Elle Graham)
“You can’t wear socks, or the others may not want you.”- Nancy
“First days don’t count anyway.”- Herb Simon (Benny Safdie)
“So, you’re the fourth.”- Gretchen Potter (Katherine Mallen Kupferer)
“How is New Jersey? You can tell me the truth.”- Sylvia
“Can I have one word?”- Barbara
“Let’s get down to business, huh?”- Nancy
“Good for you, Barbara.”- Jan Wheeler (Kate MacCluggage)
“I can’t wait to take it off.”- Margaret
“Welcome to womanhood.”- Barbara
“Have you ever been kissed in the suburbs?”- Herb
“There’s an exercise?”- Margaret
“I’m living proof.”- Nancy
“It’s so saggy.”- Janie Loomis (Amari Alexis Price)
“You’ve never seen Playboy?”- Gretchen
“Margaret, turn around.”- Philip Leroy (Zack Brooks)
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Review by Myla Tosatto
The marketing campaign around the new movie, Are You There, God. It’s Me, Margaret. centers around women of all ages having their Margaret moment. This is a great approach. Many Americans aged 60 years and younger have a Margaret moment (or two). We have been reading and sharing this book since Judy Blume* released it in 1970. We are all Margaret. If this gives you shivers just thinking about what the book has meant to you, then you will want to see Kelly Fremon Craig’s new movie. This movie was made just for you.
In case you didn’t read the original novel (what are you doing? Stop reading this and get the book!), here’s a bit of the plot. Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson) is told by her parents that she has to move from New York City to New Jersey by her loving parents Barbara (Rachel McAdams) and Herb (Benny Safdie). Her grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), doesn’t approve. Upon arriving to her new school, she is welcomed to a clique with Nancy (Elle Graham), Janie (Amari Alexis Price), and Gretchen (Katherine Mallen Kupferer). Love interests pop up in Moose Freed (Aidan Wotjak-Hissong) and Philip Leroy (Zack Brooks). She finds a nemesis in Laura Danker (Isol Young) and caring teacher in Mr. Benedict (Echo Kellum).
The movie stays totally true to its sometimes “awkward” subject matter. Boys, periods, and bras are talked about nonstop. Just like what a preteen group would talk about. 50 years may have gone by, but youngsters are still dealing with puberty and coming to grips with their changing bodies.
Nostalgia runs rampant in this movie. Though the subject material teeters from drama to comedy, you can see that the costume, set, and prop directors were having the times of their lives! The 70’s never looked so good!
The movie is rated PG-13, but younger kids should see this movie. I, personally, read the book at 9 or 10, and I would think that’s about the right age for viewing. You might squirm a little, but life is squirmy!!
*Blink and you’ll miss our beloved Judy in a cameo! She’s the woman walking the dog!!
Screening Info …
B&B Overland Park
Monday, April 11th 7:00 PM
About the movie:
A beloved and best-selling classic comes to the big screen with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, this timeless, coming-of-age story has transcended decades and spoken to generations. At 11, Margaret is moving to a new town and beginning to contemplate everything about life, friendship, and adolescence. She relies on her mother (McAdams), who offers loving support but is herself finding her own footing in a new place, and her grandmother Sylvia (Bates), who is coming to terms with finding happiness in the next phase of her life. For all three, questions of identity, one’s place in the world, and what brings meaning to a life will draw them closer together than ever before. From writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen) and Gracie Films’ Academy Award®-winning producer James L. Brooks. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. is the theatrical event for everyone who has ever wondered where they fit in.
Juanita Madrigal says
Would Love to see this!