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

audience Reviews

, 95% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Sixth grade, middle school, is so hard for everybody. It’s a guy you don’t realize how hard it is for the girls. Wonderful portrayal of the middle school years.. I wouldn’t go back and do it for $10 million.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    god is comfortable for me , a cozy comedy movie 👍
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Lovely movie. Please let there be a sequel.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Much better than expected! Very well done with superb acting, and a storyline that kept you both laughing and interested. The girl, grandma, and mom were so well done.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely awesome, feel good movie. Highly recommended
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Are You There God?, It's Me, Margaret. is a fresh and effervescent film. It's charming and funny and quite shrewd in parts. At times it's a little too sweet, but overall it's a very enjoyable experience. It's based on the classic young adult novel by Judy Blume and by all accounts this film is faithful to the original text. It begins in 1970 New York and 12yo Margaret lives with her parents on Manhattan. When dad Herb announces he has had a promotion and they are moving to suburban New Jersey life is turned upside down for young Margaret. She doesn't want to leave her friends behind and also her beloved grandmother. Early on in her New Jersey life, she starts asking God for guidance. Not in a deeply religious way, but more in a dear diary way. The film shows beautifully a young girl navigating religion, new friends, bra sizes, boys and periods. It's all handled lovingly and with a good blend of humour and grace. There are many life lessons for Margaret along the way. It's held together nicely by young actress Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, she is very good. As are Benny Safdie and Rachel McAdams as her parents. This a sweet film with a smart mindset and a good heart.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    My wife and I had just read the book. We both really enjoyed it. I feel this is a very poor adaptation of the book. I liked that the book portrays the characters are real people that make mistakes, including Margaret. The film removes a lot of interesting details the book has. I think I would have given the movie an additional star if they didn't have an extremely stupid side plot for Rachel McAdams. I guess she required more screen time. The mother isn't that big of a character in the book. The book implied the move was to get further away from the paternal grandmother, and the film implies something else. Her plot makes up about 10 minutes of the movie, but the writing so so terrible. It definitely falls into the tell don't show side of storytelling.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    I can't find anything specific to praise, but I also can't think of any flaws.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    At the movie's core it understands that it is important to meet people where they are which is often difficult if not impossible.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    🍅 7.7/10 "We must we must we must increase my bust" had me cracken this movie is actually pretty funny. I thought ok this isn't really a movie for me right witch yes and no I don't go through this but it's actually insightful and actually really funny are you there god it's me Margret is really nice don't skip it because you don't think it will be for you. Grade B+