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For generations, Judy Blume’s iconic book, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, has been a source of connection for billions of readers, young and old. Now, lovers of the 1970’s children’s classic can see one of their favorite books come to life on the big screen starting April 28th!

Even Judy Blume herself has given the movie her stamp of approval!

The movie, directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig, closely follows the novel as we meet Margaret, an almost twelve-year-old who has just moved from New York to New Jersey with her family. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Christian, and although she has a confusing relationship with religion, that doesn’t stop her from talking to God about everything – “Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret” and pleading with him for normalcy.

The trailer is a nostalgic portrayal of childhood that will have readers and movie goers of all ages smiling from ear to ear as Margaret navigates the firsts that come along with being a preteen, such as the important chant: “We must, we must, we must increase our bust!” and buying “Teenage Softies” at the drug-store.

Margaret is played by Abby Ryder Fortson (previously seen in Ant-Man) while her mother is played by the beloved Rachel McAdams and her father played by Benny Safdie. Then there is Oscar winner Kathy Bates who plays Margarets judgmental and filter-free grandmother.