Terry Hunter reviews ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET
Updated: May. 14, 2023 at 10:42 AM HST
The new movie called ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET is based on the very popular novel of the same name written in 1970 by author Judy Blume. The film and the book are about an eleven year old girl who’s about to go through puberty. And you don’t have to be female or young to enjoy it. This is the most entertaining movie I’ve seen so far this year. When an audience in a movie theater erupts into applause at the end of a film, you know you’ve seen something special. ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET is a touching and often funny account of the emotional turmoil the young Margaret goes through that may well remind you of your own youthful hopes and fears.
A HAUNTING IN VENICE is the most recent of more than twenty movies based on the works of mystery writer Agatha Christie. Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as detective Hercule Poirot for the third time (after MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and DEATH ON THE NILE). The movie is a modest entertainment given a lavish treatment. It’s got a great cast and creative cinematography, but the whodunnit plot is a bit confusing and a little hard to believe. It’s the kind of film you will likely enjoy but forget about in a few weeks. There’s more than a little supernatural suggestion throughout this movie, but to call it A “HAUNTING” IN VENICE is a stretch. This is an old fashioned murder mystery not a horror film..... If you missed my review of OPPENHEIMER and want to see it, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/PZnROOaPH7Q