Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret DVD Review

Growing up can be hard and for Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson), life feels especially tough as an eleven-year-old. Freshly home from sleepaway camp, Margaret looks forward to getting back to know when her parents break the news.  They are moving.  Margaret moves from New York City to the New Jersey suburbs and everything feels overwhelming and BIG, compared to the smallish apartment the family shared in NYC.

Are You There God dvd

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Luckily Margaret quickly makes friends and lots of giggling gossip sessions ensue with two main things that stress Margaret out- she needs to start wearing a bra and the group has disavowed socks which means Margaret walks with blisters after ditching her own socks.  

Margaret and her friends also discuss the idea of becoming a woman, getting their periods and there’s a funny scene where the girls go to buy pads from a cute boy working the store counter.  Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is a banned book and while the book is meant for young adults, the DVD works well with tweens in the main roles precisely because of scenes like that.

Are You There God? does 70’s style and decor quite well (make sure to watch Bringing the Period to Life: Designing Margaret on the DVD) and Margaret’s parents (played by Rachel McAdams and Benny Safdie) aren’t what you’d expect, they encourage her and know that most of the time it’s Margaret that will have to navigate friendships and crushes on her own without their input. Are You There God? is an enjoyable film with just the right amount of sweetness and cringe that will make viewers long for the good old days of silly chats with friends and simple worries like breast size.

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The beloved and best-selling classic that has impacted generations, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret arrives on Digital June 6, On Demand June 27, and on Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Combo and DVD July 11 from Lionsgate.


  • Finally That Time: Making Margaret
  • Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, Judy.
  • The Secret Crew Club: Margaret and Friends
  • Bringing the Period to Life: Designing Margaret
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Theatrical Trailer

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