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


Comedy / Drama / Family

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 99% · 182 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 7.8/10 10 4223 4.2K

Plot summary

Margaret Simon is just 11 going on 12 when her family moves from New York City to Farbrook, New Jersey. Margaret's mother is Christian and her father is Jewish. Margaret has been raised without an affiliation to either faith, and does not practice an organized religion, although she frequently prays to God in her own words, beginning by saying, "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret." She is beginning to feel uncomfortable with her lack of a religious affiliation. For a school assignment, she chooses to study people's religious beliefs, hoping to resolve the question of her own religion in the process. Part of her study involves attending different places of worship to better understand religious practice and also to see if one of them might be right for her. She enjoys spending time with her Jewish paternal grandmother, Sylvia Simon, who loves her as she is, and hopes Margaret will embrace Judaism after taking her to her synagogue for Rosh Hashanah services.

June 07, 2023 at 04:11 AM


Kelly Fremon Craig

Top cast

Rachel McAdams as Barbara Simon
Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret Simon
Kathy Bates as Sylvia Simon
Ben Safdie as Herb Simon
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975.61 MB
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23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
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1.96 GB
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1 hr 46 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by msmelodyowens 10 / 10

First time in theater in 3 years for me.

So much to think about after seeing this today. I thought the acting was very good. Realistic. In 4th grade I remember a big controversy at my school about this book. We were not allowed to read it. That was 1978. How refreshing to see what all the fuss was about. Anyway, I enjoyed seeing this film and look forward to buying the book! Powerful. Kathy Bates character is so lovable and fun. Who wouldn't want a Grandma like that? Her timing is hilarious. She's so warm in all the right places. She's the true hero to me. Costumes/attire/fashions seemed believable. Kudos to costume designers. Of course kudos to Judy Blume for the courage to write a book for girls with big ideas. Because we have brains.

Reviewed by dtswpod 9 / 10

Are You There Audience? It's A Fantastic Film.

As a guy in his fifties I have seen a lot and I mean a lot of films about dudes coming of age. And while a few women coming of age films have crossed my path none have been as good as Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Most movies studios are run by men and even when a woman manages to get the top spot she does nothing to shake up the kinds of fare put out there. So congrats to Lionsgate for bankrolling the adaptation of this book.

What makes the picture stand out is it's dealing with preteen girls and their sexual confusion, not just about boys but about their own bodies. I can think of few films to actually deal with getting your period. The pics that even address it usually bring it up as a source of gross out humor. I'm also hard pressed to think of the last film I saw where a young woman had to deal with getting a bra for the first time. This is stuff every young woman must go through but it's seldom seen in cinema. Or at the very least, in most flicks I've seen. And I see a lot of them.

The whole issue of her religion and what she should believe in is also handled excellently. This is a dynamite script but it would be nowhere without the performers. Everyone puts in a fantastic performance, most especially the lead, Abby Ryder Fortson.

The direction is also crisp and to the point. If I have any issues at all it's that I think the character of the father is under used but I guess this is really Margaret and her mom's story. Which, you know, fair enough.

I hope everyone with a preteen daughter see's this. In a sane country it would be shown in schools but the book it's self is banned in some districts so that's not going to happen. Which really is to our nations shame.

Reviewed by UniqueParticle 9 / 10

I almost could've been an extra in this but there was covid complications

I saw last night felt awkward being one of very few guys in the audience. I didn't know much about the story besides plenty of promotions and I love the cast especially Benny Safdie he's better known as a director he's a Great actor as well. I love Rachel McAdam's she's had a lot of great roles since Mean Girls; all the young cast is magnificent too! There's a lot of charm, great comedy, amazing drama and I didn't expect most of it to be about girl changes; as a guy that's 30 it was a unique experience that stays entertaining throughout. I have 3 sisters and autism so that's always been unique. I loved this movie a lot even though I'm not the target audience it's a pleasant joyful film by great director Kelly Freeman Craig of Edge of Seventeen would highly recommend!

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JD5DAD June 12, 2023 at 12:03 am

Yeah Margaret I'm here how old are you now 13 would be GREAT you know GOD lives them young VERY YOUNG and I'll more than likely GRAPE you without your consent Yes I know thats skeezie AF but thats hat imaginary pedos do

JD5DAD profile
JD5DAD June 12, 2023 at 12:00 am

No and I never was grow up ...idiot Margaret

asian_lion profile
asian_lion June 08, 2023 at 09:23 am

@vgm64 The wrong one is actually you... There is no evidence of an imaginary being as creator that you called as god exist. The universe and human being evolve in billions and millions of years. There is no evidence of the imaginary of yours being involved in that process.

kawada22 profile
kawada22 June 08, 2023 at 06:23 am

Surprisingly good and very entertaining! That bust exercise part make me laugh hysterically. Hilarious!

vgm64 profile
vgm64 June 08, 2023 at 03:39 am

@xvus sorry you are SO wrong. Just cause you dont believe doesnt mean God doesnt exist. Your existance is imaginary. @darsparks well whenver I see comments like yours I feel a sense of embarrassment for MANkind.

_guilt profile
_guilt June 08, 2023 at 12:49 am

Here already?? Awesome, thanks so much Freeman!

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MiguelPinto June 07, 2023 at 07:18 pm

@anglophoneparis Don't be salty, some of us made it in life and live like, go cry somewhere else about it.

kimsgrim profile
kimsgrim June 07, 2023 at 03:25 pm

Pedowood loves it. First 40 minutes are of children getting naked in front of each other then playing in a sprinkler. "It's a coming of age picture, you didn't read the pedobook obviously"

Glockasaurusrex profile
Glockasaurusrex June 07, 2023 at 01:04 pm

is deadpool in this ? lol

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Shakir_Shums June 07, 2023 at 08:58 am

wait X265 in YTS now LETSS Fooking GOOOOO FAM!!!!!

suprema profile
suprema June 07, 2023 at 08:04 am

Best movie of 2023 so far. Rachel McAdams is phenomenal.

NullLinux profile
NullLinux June 07, 2023 at 04:53 am

So many of the comments on here remind me of a petulant child stamping their foot and crying out, "Stop liking what I don't like!"

blackwingbear profile
blackwingbear June 06, 2023 at 08:09 pm

The comment section really shows how many people failed to read a book in their formative years.

Wihan_film profile
Wihan_film June 06, 2023 at 05:14 pm

Beau is Afraid pls

Hank22 profile
Hank22 June 06, 2023 at 04:39 pm

Is this one of those "coming of age" movies?

kawada_kun profile
kawada_kun June 06, 2023 at 04:17 pm

Didn't expect this masterpiece so early. Thanks a lot!

ffinn profile
ffinn June 06, 2023 at 04:07 pm

oh wait what this isn't another 200 million dollar marvel movie?? ok now im real mad

HeadOnAStick profile
HeadOnAStick June 06, 2023 at 02:35 pm

God is Dead. The Soviets killed him in the 1950s. True story.

xvus profile
xvus June 06, 2023 at 12:52 pm

...And, the answer was, "No, no I am not" because I don't exist and I'm just an imaginary object in your mind.

DarkSparks profile
DarkSparks June 06, 2023 at 12:17 pm

Whenever I see movies such as this on the top downloads I feel a sense of embarrassment in the human species.

anglophoneparis profile
anglophoneparis June 06, 2023 at 10:34 am

Teenager in a picture-perfect house in American suburbia. Formulaic, and if there's a message in this film who relates to these Disney-like settings?

s666a profile
s666a June 06, 2023 at 10:21 am

Finally! Thank you