A WRINKLE IN TIME… coming from someone who didn’t read the book, the movie was a little confusing. But as viewers we have to remember – this film is for the kid in you!
The casting was phenomenal. Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit) and Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who) played three magical and mysterious travelers on a journey to find Dr. Alex Murry (played by Chris Pine).
Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid) and her little brother, Charles Wallace (played by Deric McCabe), set out to find a second universe that they believe their father has disappeared to years ago. Meg’s classmate, Calvin (played by Levi Miller), follows the brave Murry family along with the three fairies… or witches? It’s not entirely clear what they are.
Directed by the talented Ava DuVernay, she said A Wrinkle in Time brought new challenges for her.
“This was a film for young people, and people who are young at heart! I got to really get in touch with when I was young and create that magic with this group of people,” DuVernay said.
Winfrey had spoken with her good friend, DuVernay, about traveling to New Zealand to watch her work on this film. But, when DuVernay proposed the idea of Winfrey staring in the film – there was no hesitation on Winfrey’s part.
“Okay, I’ll do it!” Winfrey said. “I hadn’t even read the script. Then I thought, let me read the book and see what this is. I was called for the fitting for the costumes, and that’s when I realized that this is some kind of movie. It has been a delight being in this film.”
The cast grew incredibly close during the film, and Reese Witherspoon said she felt blessed to be a part of it.
“It was very flattering to be chosen to be a part of Ava’s movie. She doesn’t just make a movie – she makes an experience for everyone,” Witherspoon said.
“Finally, some color,” Mrs. Which says, when reaching the new planet. I saw something more symbolic behind that phrase. This film does a great job at casting a very diverse group of people and even features an interracial marriage of two young scientists.
Women were seen as the strong protectors for the children in this film. There was a bigger message than sci-fi fun here too. The fairies in this movie left an impact on Meg’s life by giving her the courage to be herself and not conform to society’s view of how women should look. If children can take away that message, Disney did its job.
A Wrinkle in Time premieres March 9th