Living legend, Judy Blume, has blessed this adaptation of her beloved 1970s book that tells the story of 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) as she navigates family, friendships, periods, boys and whether there really is a God.
When her interfaith parents – Christian mother Barbara (Rachel McAdams) and Jewish father Herb (Benny Safdie) – leave New York City and fiery grandma Sylvia (Kathy Bates) for the New Jersey suburbs, Margaret must rebuild her world from scratch.
Director Kelly Fremon Craig has form with warm and comic adolescent dramas (see The Edge of Seventeen). Detailed costume and production design transport the viewer back 50 years, while the emotional scope of Margaret’s growing pains and pleasures are as relevant as ever. The magic of Blume’s frank tale has been bottled for a new generation.
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, Kathy Bates
Director(s): Kelly Fremon Craig