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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. [DVD]

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And then there is Margaret’s black comic embarrassment-ordeal of growing up: the boys, the training bras and the sanitary towels. Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

It was the ostensibly serious, religious nature of the novel that no doubt allayed the fears of school librarians and teachers back in 1970, and allowed Blume her admirable candour in addressing sexual themes; I myself kept waiting for God to “reply” with some epiphanic moment of divine revelation, the sun coming out from behind a cloud at a key point. Rachel McAdams and Benny Safdie bring a delightful blend of humor and warmth to their roles as Margaret's parents, while Kathy Bates delivers a standout performance as Margaret's melodramatic grandmother, stealing every scene she appears in. It's Me, Margaret" maintains a brisk pace, ensuring that the audience remains fully engaged throughout the film. Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page.The cantor is a woman but females weren't ordained as cantors until 1975 for Reform and 1987 for Conservative. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The movie is played as a 1970 historical piece rather than being updated to the modern world, which would of course require LGBTQ+ plot additions, though I suspect a completely original drama of this sort set in 1970 would not tacitly consent, as this does, to the invisibility of gay people.

When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, 11-year-old Margaret navigates new friends, feelings, and the beginning of adolescence.Ant-Man’s Abby Rider Fortson is engaging as Margaret, who has to move from New York to New Jersey when her dad Herb (Benny Safdie) gets a big, though unspecified, job and his wife Barbara (Rachel McAdams) agrees to quit her art teaching career to be a stay-at-home mom for Margaret out there in the 'burbs. 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. Photograph: Dana Hawley/Dana Hawley/Lionsgate UK View image in fullscreen No answer … Abby Ryder Fortson in the title role of Are You There God?

Brooks in 1986 and named for comedian Gracie Allen, formerly wife and professional partner of George Burns. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data.The film follows the journey of Margaret Simon, portrayed with remarkable aplomb by Abby Ryder Fortson, as she navigates the challenges of adolescence in the picturesque suburbs of New Jersey. Brooks , Richard Sakai , Julie Ansell , Amy Brooks , Kelly Fremon Craig , Judy Blume Starring Abby Ryder Fortson , Rachel McAdams , Kathy Bates Studio Lions Gate Films Inc.

Margaret desperately misses her New York-based grandma – that is, her dad’s mother Sylvia, a nice performance from Kathy Bates – and there are other problems. This cinematic adaptation successfully draws inspiration from the classic 1970 novel by Judy Blume, retaining its timeless themes and endearing charm. She relies on her mother, who offers loving support, and her grandmother, who's coming to terms with finding happiness. As a result, Blume was delighted with the film so much that she considered it better than the book she wrote, saying in an interview, "I love the movie- and how many authors of the book can say, 'I think that movie is better than the book'?With a cleverly crafted script and an ensemble cast of immense talent, this film offers a heartfelt exploration of puberty, identity, and religious conflicts, all while delivering an ample dose of humor. Within this comedic framework, the film conveys poignant messages about tolerance, empathy, and the importance of embracing one's individuality, all while providing genuine moments of self-discovery and personal growth.

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