A Wrinkle in Time was not part of my required reading growing up. Making an exception, I decided I would walk in the theater without reading the book beforehand. I wanted to be amazed and transported without preconceptions. The result? I am utterly and completely in awe! I now have 6 Reasons To Love A Wrinkle In Time.
Who is it and What’s it
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. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.
6 Reasons To Love A Wrinkle In Time
- A story of love: no, not a romance. Something maybe even more powerful -love of family, and self.
- Embrace who you are: your strengths and weaknesses. Not only love yourself but value and recognized all the good in you.
- Empowering youth: regardless of your age, you can do it.
- Inclusive: mixed family embracing adoption. Simply beautiful.
- Gorgeous visuals and magnificent fashion
- How we use our talents is what counts: we can be very intelligent, but how are we applying it? That is the key to unlocking our greatness and perhaps making life better for others.
It feels like at every step of the movie, there is a huge lesson to learn. Certainly, there is plenty of wisdom shared that we are reminded off. I thank Mrs. Who for that :).
Cool mom tip: this movie is a great family outing and it totally makes for a perfect father-daughter movie date! Go now, A Wrinkle in Time is in Theaters everywhere starting March 9th!
On a final note, do pay attention to the magnificent outfits of the three Mrs. I can’t get enough of them!
Go watch the movie and them come back and add to our 6 Reasons To Love A Wrinkle In Time.