From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,”
an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love.
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Screenplay by Jennifer Lee
Based upon the novel by Madeleine L’Engle
Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine
What do we think?
A Wrinkle in Time has put big effort into being a visually dazzling film that sends your kids into the universe and home again with a lesson or two under their belt! As much as we enjoy comical young person flicks, it’s good to see such a visually beautiful and meaningful effort in a kids physical and emotional adventure!
The Murry kids, Meg and Charles Wallace, are a couple of clever clogs, Meg though hasn’t quite come to realise this, or just how worthwhile being oneself and loving oneself is… yet. We follow Meg on a “transformative journey” guided by three celestial guides – Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling. Through space and time she travels, along with her adoring brother Charles Wallace, and somewhat smitten new friend Calvin, in search of the Murray’s physicist Dad who disappeared a few years back, leaving the family broken-hearted.
As with all good discovery and adventure movies we confront an evil force, when travelling within ourselves on a journey of self discovery we sometimes must confront a similar darkness. To find her Dad, save her brother, her friend, herself, the world… Meg must face the darkness, in doing so, we all discover that strength and triumph comes from embracing individuality, love and one’s own light.
Who should see it?
A film of youths discovery, self realisation, acceptance, and of course love is a welcome change from the usual light hearted fluff we love to watch too! Certainly a deep space adventure with a deeper life lesson is well worth tucking under a young persons belt. At the end the teens of the family announced “that was awesome”, with some of the biggest names in Hollywood starring and directing the film, and of course Oprah having anything to do with anything, you’d expect nothing less than “awesome” as a response from your audience.
Written by Ronnie Swainston for Kidspot