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

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, 99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Effervescent and refreshingly frank about the travails of puberty, this long-awaited adaptation does full justice to Judy Blume's seminal novel.
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    Alonso DuraldeThe Film Verdict
    Judy Blume’s landmark YA classic makes it to the screen five decades later, still packed with laughs and poignance and bitter truths and the enduring embarrassments of adolescence.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    In addition to Rachel McAdams’s note-perfect evocation of maternal devotion and doubt as the main character’s mom—a performance completely worthy of an Oscar—there’s terrific work by Benny Safdie, Kathy Bates and Abby Ryder Fortson in the title role...
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    Simran HansMonocle
    It's so innocent. It's really sweet.
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    Tim RobeyMonocle
    This film knows what it's doing vis-à-vis teen movies as well as the sacred text [of the book].
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    A warm, emotionally agile adaptation of Judy Blume’s much-loved 1970 novel.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It’s nimbly directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, with an occasionally heavy hand of wholesomeness. But Fortson saves the day...
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    Tim MillerCape Cod Wave Magazine
    Never saccharine or contrived, it shows that life can be challenging, no matter what one’s age, but that it can still be good.
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    Elsa Fernández-SantosEl Pais (Spain)
    In many ways, "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret" works as a funny B-side to the fanaticism suffered by the Lisbon sisters, the victims of Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    What the film does well is to establish that, in the absence of larger problems, anxiety is refocused on smaller ones.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCombustible Celluloid
    Kelly Fremon Craig ('The Edge of Seventeen') was inarguably the right choice to adapt and direct.
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