Kelly Fremon Craig directs Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates in this adaptation of Judy Blume’s revered coming-of-age novel.
From casting to period detail to balance of tone to accessibility, this gets everything spot on. Like a lovely hot bath of a movie, you feel relaxed and rejuvenated after watching it.
Perfect Double Bill: My Girl (1992)
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