Judy at the Movies!

Judy at the Movies!

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.

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On April 28, 2023, Lionsgate brings this beloved icon to the big screen. 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.

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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.

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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), based on the book by Judy Blume, and produced by Gracie Films’ Academy Award® winner James L. Brooks (Best Picture, 1983 – Terms of Endearment), alongside Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Kelly Fremon Craig, Judy Blume, Amy Lorraine Brooks, Aldric La’auli Porter, and executive produced by Jonathan McCoy.

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Watch the trailer below and see Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. in theaters April 28!

Movies by (and about) Judy!

Judy Blume Forever (Amazon Prime Video Premiere on April 21, 2023)Documentary directed by Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. (Opening in theaters on April 28, 2023)Adapted and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig
Tiger Eyes (2012)Directed by Lawrence Blume
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (1990)Directed by Lawrence Blume
FudgeIn Development
Summer SistersIn Development