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Rachel McAdams Brings the 80s Back with a Bang in the New ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Movie

Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson

Calling all Gen Xers

Judy Blume’s “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” classic coming-of-age story released today in theaters. It stars the fabulous Canadian born Rachel McAdams alongside the fierce and formidable Cathy Bates.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading the book, it follows the trials and tribulations of sixth-grader Margaret Simon as she navigates the tumultuous waters of adolescence in suburban New Jersey. Think boys, body image, and besties – all the good stuff.

Growing up in a Catholic school, there were the beloved books like Fudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, which kept me giggling for hours. But, I had no clue that “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” even existed! It was like the Holy Grail of taboo books that nobody talked about, especially not in Catholic school. So, like any good bookworm, I had to investigate.

Are you there God? It's Me Margaret
Are you there God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Bloom

But let’s just say that I was a little late to the party. I ended up reading the book in my teen years, well after all the period talks and bra fittings had come and gone. Now who wants to read about that stuff when you’re past all the taboos and onto the real world of dating and driving?

Well, apparently this movie was so controversial in Florida that it was actually banned from theaters! Can you believe that in 2023? I mean, come on – girls know about periods and boys by the time they’re five years old! We’re living in a world where we’re teaching our kids about all sorts of genders and sexualities by grade three, and yet we can’t watch a movie about adolescence? What gives?

Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson
Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson

But I’m not here to judge- just here to dish the dirt! Truth is that controversy only makes us more interested in this movie. Bates and McAdams are both powerhouses in their own right, and if they’re coming together for a mother-daughter drama, you know it’s going to be good.

So let’s all kick back, relax, and enjoy the show. Who knows, maybe we’ll learn something new along the way. After all, isn’t that what movies are for – to entertain us, educate us, and make us think?

It’s time to grab your partner in crime and head to the theater this weekend to catch Kathy Bates and Rachel McAdams in action! Visit Cineplex for showtimes at a theater near you.

Did you watch “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret”? We want to hear all your thoughts and feelings, so drop a comment and let’s get chatting!

Tip: Why not watch this with your teenage daughter for a bonding experience!

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