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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

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After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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Ava DuVernay

Writers:

Jennifer Lee (screenplay by), Jeff Stockwell (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Storm Reid ... Meg
Oprah Winfrey ... Mrs. Which
Reese Witherspoon ... Mrs. Whatsit
Mindy Kaling ... Mrs. Who
Levi Miller ... Calvin
Deric McCabe ... Charles Wallace
Chris Pine ... Mr. Murry
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Mrs. Murry
Zach Galifianakis ... Happy Medium
Michael Peña ... Red
André Holland ... Principal Jenkins
Rowan Blanchard ... Veronica Kiley
Bellamy Young ... Camazotz Woman
David Oyelowo ... The It (voice)
Conrad Roberts ... Elegant Man
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Storyline

Following the discovery of a new form of space travel as well as Meg's father's disappearance, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings - Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which - to travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

rated PG for thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Wrinkle in Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,123,609, 11 March 2018

Gross USA:

$100,478,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,675,864
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Camazotz is named after a demonic god in the mythology of the Mayans. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, Meg's glasses do not have any lenses in them. See more »

Quotes

Calvin: You know, you have great hair!
Meg: What? No, I don't. Please don't say that.
Calvin: Okay!
[pause]
Calvin: I had a great time. Your mom is insanely nice.
[Veronica looks out her window]
Calvin: Your house is warm. Smells good and is full of... I don't know what. It's amazing!
Meg: It's far from amazing. My mom's upstairs in her room preparing for yet another parent-teacher conference for her delinquent daughter.
Meg: [sees Veronica staring at Meg and Calvin out her window and sighs] Oh now, not now. Come here!
[...]
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Written by Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey
Produced by Chloe Bailey
Performed by Chloe x Halle
Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
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Space Oprah: The Motionless Picture
19 March 2018 | by docrotwangSee all my reviews

By the time "Wrinkle" reached its climactic scenes, where the stakes are highest and the resolution hangs in the balance, it carried so much forward momentum that I had to keep waking myself up so I wouldn't snore and bother the other theater patrons.

Yeah...it was like that.

Look, I'll admit: I've never read the book (shame on me, I guess, as a lifelong lover of SF and general metaphysical weirdness), so I can't judge DuVernay's "A Wrinkle In Time" as an adaptation of L'Engle's literary favorite. But I CAN measure it as a film that wants to tell a story, and on that scale...um...

...

Uy. Never is there a real sense of conflict with which to engage: the tone and mood are so lovey-dovey, from stem to stern, that the film never feels like it's progressing in any meaningful way. The galaxy-gobbling threat doesn't, and isn't. Good performers are wasted on one-note characters (be they whimsical space-nymphs or oh-so-precious baby geniuses) in puzzling costumes and -- were those hairdos? I think they were hairdos. I mean, they were where hair is supposed to be. Expensive FX fill the screen in service to a plot that *drifts* through its paces instead of *advancing*. If there was variance in the musical score, I missed it (but I think I didn't, because I think there wasn't). Michael Peña is asked to leave his "Ant-Man" charm at home and put on a goofy mustache and some red contacts for like a few minutes, and Captain Kirk (the new one, anyway) has a beard and is interesting, but doesn't really do anything and OPE what nope I'm awake not snoring sorry no.

This is going to be someone's favorite movie, and that's a beautiful thing; art needn't be categorically *good* to be *effective*, after all, and I love the hell out of "Xanadu", so I should know. But a film that wants to tell a story should be equipped to tell a story, and if it can't do that, then...it's doing something else, I dunno, I'm...

...

...huh? No, no, I was just...just resting my eyes. It's nice, maybe you should do the same.


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