Kelly Fremon Craig,
"Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret."
Published more than five decades ago, Judy Blume’s classic 1970 coming-of-age novel “Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.” finally receives a film adaptation courtesy of The Edge of Seventeen writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig and producer James L. Brooks. Ant-Man’s Abby Ryder Fortson stars as 11-year-old Margaret Simon, who moves to a New Jersey suburb that seems so far away from her beloved New York City. Puberty hits Margaret as she enters the 6th grade and finds a new circle of friends that shares her growing interest in boys. Equally important, Margaret—the daughter of an interfaith couple—begins to explore her religious identity. Is she Christian? Is she Jewish? It is a question that Margaret grapples with during a school year filled with many highs and lows. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. also stars Rachel McAdams as Margaret’s mother Barbara, Benny Safdie as her father Herb, and Kathy Bates as her paternal grandmother Sylvia. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. opened April 28 in theaters. Kelly Fremon Craig previously directed The Edge of Seventeen and wrote Post Grad and the upcoming Ordinary Angels.
Aired: April 25, 2023.