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A Wrinkle in Time

  • 2018
  • PG
  • 109min
  • 42%
  • 4.2 / 10

The film centers on thirteen-year-old Meg Murry and the struggles she has faced since the disappearance of her father when she was a young girl. Meg's father, Alex, was a scientist who studied astrophysics. Meg and her mother both theorize that Alex was somehow transported to another dimension when working on an astrophysics problem. One fateful night, an eccentric named Mrs. Whatsit comes to the Murry house and informs them that Alex's father was working on a type of space-travel called the Tesseract when he disappeared. Meg finds out that her father is trapped on the planet Camaztotz. The movie follows Meg, her brother Charles and her friend Calvin as they attempt to rescue her father and bring him home.

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A Wrinkle in Time marks the first live-action film with a budget over $100 million to be directed by a woman of color and director Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman to direct a film earning over $100 million domestically. DuVernay is also close friends with Oprah Winfrey and Oprah revealed that she did not have to audition for the movie. DuVernay mentioned her new project to Oprah and offered the role on the spot.

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A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 fantasy movie directed by Ava Duvernay and is based on the 1962 book with the same name written by Madeleine L'Engle. The screenplay was written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, with Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand serving as the movie's executive producers. Many big-name stars appeared in the film, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Michael Pena, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine, and Storm Reid. Despite being based on a beloved children's novel, A Wrinkle in Time was a dud at the box office, bringing in only $132 million compared to its budget of $150 million. The film also received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.