I decided to see Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, in a 142-person theater Friday, May 5, at 11:05 am CT.
I arrived just as the White Bird trailer was finishing.
Movie Time: 11:05
Trailers End: 11:23
Movie Start: 11:26
Credits Start: 1:06
Movie Start Delay: 21m
Non-Credit Movie Runtime: 1h40m
Listed Runtime: 1h46m
My Brief Review
Did I feel odd being a 41-year-old man going to see this film myself at 11 am on a Friday? Sure. Was it a perfect family and worth my time? 100%.
The child actors are lovely, and Rachel McAdams stole every scene.
There were many opportunities for the film to go the classic corny, Disney-esque film tropes, and instead, Kelly Fremon Craig treats the audience with respect.
I had never read the book or experienced female puberty, but the child and adult situations were too real. To have religion even discussed in a movie was a breath of fresh air. Life is not perfect, and I recommend this film to all ages.