Movie Review: Girls Night In!!

1 March 2024

Most definitely watch “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.” It was recently released on Netflix and it is an absolute joy.

Judy Blume is the author of the book upon which the movie is based. I grew up reading Judy Blume’s books, I can’t recall how old I was when I read this one, I just know I loved it. It was published in 1970, and is truly timeless.

I watched it with my 13 year old daughter and we had a lovely time together, laughing a lot. Some parts cringy (aka adolescence!), some incredibly tender, very entertaining and very on point for tween and teen girls the world over. The movie finished and my daughter let out a gasp of disappointment “it’s over?”. The characters are brilliant and draw you into their world completely. If you’ve never talked to your girl child (or boy, for that matter) about her developing body, this movie may open up some conversations for you!

The movie helps children to see that they are not the only ones going through what they’re going through, that life can be tough at times, that we experience disappointment and that things can also get better. Even though the movie is set in 1970 New York state, it is still relevant, and it helps us see that our everyday issues are everyone’s everyday issues across the decades. Margaret is a girl going through transition in more ways than one and you get to journey with her through the ups and downs.

So here is your homework for the weekend! Watch this movie!!



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