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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Abby Ryder Fortson stars as Margaret, a sixth-grader whose family is moving from New York to the New Jersey suburbs, in “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.”

I’ve never read Judy Blume’s beloved 1970 novel, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.”

Which means that I’m obviously not going to be able to tell you if the new movie that arrives in theaters this week is a faithful adaptation or not. That being said, the cinematic version of “Margaret” is steeped with a pronounced sense of reverence that leads me to believe that the filmmakers are genuine Judy Blume fans.

Reviews by Sean McBride, “The Movie Guy,” are published weekly in the Idaho Press. Sean welcomes your comments via email at

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