The fantastical young adult novel becomes the ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ movie at last! The much-anticipated film based on the award-winning book by the same name, hit theaters nationwide on March 9th and stars young actress Storm Reid of 12 Years a Slave, as Meg Murry, the daughter of scientists. When Meg’s father disappears, she and her child prodigy younger brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) along with Meg’s friend Calvin (Levi Miller), set out on a journey across time to save her father (Chris Pine, Wonder Woman), who has been trapped on an evil planet. To travel across time, they use Meg’s father’s discovery – a tesseract – a wrinkle in time.
The brave journey to reunite family poses great danger given the nature of the planet. The children’s courageous quest is aided by three kind travelers, Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), and Mrs. Which portrayed by Oprah Winfrey.
This Disney film is based on the young adult fantasy science novel by award-winning author Madeleine L’Engle, also responsible for such works as A Swiftly Tilting Planet, A Wind in the Door, and Meet the Austins. The A Wrinkle in Time book earned the Newberry Medal and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, among many other accolades.
This much-anticipated film has gotten wonderful press with the encouraging message of family fighting for family, willingness to risk for others, bravery, good winning out over evil, and the value of friendship and family. The movie, as with the book, is fully of whimsy and color.
As a young teen, this was a beloved novel of mine, which I still own. This compelling story drew me to read many other works of Madeleine L’Engle. The book and movie alike, while fantasy and science fiction, promote creativity, imagination, and encourages some meaningful lessons and promotes a warrior attitude. The film boasts a star-studded cast and talented director Ava DuVernay (Selma).
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