Women around the globe probably give at least a little credit to Judy Blume for helping them navigate the treacherous path to adulthood ever since she published her first book back in 1969. Blume has addressed issues like buying your first bra, bullying, divorce, masturbation, and teen sex with a natural and realistic ease that most women relate to.
That's why it might come as a surprise that, in a world where another Nicholas Sparks-inspired movie will be released in three-two-one, Judy Blume has yet to have a major motion picture made based on one of her books. Until now, that is, with the release of Tiger Eyes.
Blume's Tiger Eyes is a 1981 novel about a young girl who finds herself displaced after her father's murder. She is uprooted to New Mexico with her family and meets a mysterious, young Native American man named Wolf, who has a secret.
The film adaptation was directed by Blume's son, Lawrence Blume, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
The movie opens Friday, June 7, at the UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilions, and stars Willa Holland (Gossip Girl, Arrow) and Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).
Showtimes are still being finalized as of this writing, but the tentative schedule for Friday's release day is as follows: 10:05 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:50 p.m. and 10:10 p.m.
The 92-minute film is rated PG-13. For more information, visit www.tigereyesmovie.com.