11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets.
Destined to become a classic… an entertaining comedy that also happens to be a stunning evocation of the fear and yearning that come with standing on the precipice of adulthood.Guardian
A touching and tender adaptation that does justice to a book which means so much to so many. An enduring, superbly performed triumph.Empire Magazine
|Kelly Fremon Craig
|Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Benny Safdie