A Wrinkle in Time brings beloved childhood novel to life

Avery Goodstine

By Avery Goodstine

Yet another childhood favorite book has been turned into an amazing, coming-of-age film.

A Wrinkle in Time has captured the hearts of children and adults with the perfect cast and lessons about truly loving and accepting yourself for who you are.

Director Ava DuVernay brought the award-winning novel to life, and A Wrinkle in Time has already claimed the No. 2 spot for films in the current box office with African American directors, falling just behind Black Panther.

A Wrinkle in Time follows the journey of teenager Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their friend Calvin (Levi Miller) as they travel around the universe, uncovering all of its secrets, in search of Meg’s father, Alex Murry, who mysteriously disappeared and has been missing for four years.

Three witches, played by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling, aid them on their journey, helping them confront their fears and to realize their faults are not always something to be ashamed of.

A Wrinkle in Time reaches out to people of all ages, including myself, my seven-year-old sister, and my mom.

I was surprised at how well the movie appealed to a younger audience, and the messages it portrayed in a subtle, yet noticeable and impacting way.

I left the theatre beaming and with tears still in my eyes (tears of joy of course).

A Wrinkle in Time is definitely a film I would see again in theaters, and I look forward to buying and watching it on repeat with my sisters and my friends.