From a very young age, my 13-year-old daughter Veronica, has had her own tastes and sensitivities. I can make movie and tv series suggestions, but ultimately she knows exactly what she likes and dislikes. She is very specific on what is ‘funny’, ‘too scary’ and ‘too complicated’. Finding ‘just the right combination of entertainment’ has been quite challenging to suit her creative intellect. Her unique imagination began early, and most people could not keep up or follow. Now, Veronica struggles getting all her fantastic and dynamic thoughts noted down as quickly as her explosive brain can churn it out. Quirky, mystical and glitterific A WRINKLE IN TIME is the first movie that we have watched together, that genuinely captivated her from start to finish. Disney has succeeded in depicting an artistic child’s dream on the screen.
A WRINKLE IN TIME tells the story of tween-aged Meg, her journey to find her father, and renewed version of herself. My daughter instantly liked Meg, and loved going along with her in the dream-like adventure – even through the scary and evil parts of the story.
I immediately recognized Levi Miller from PAN (2015), and equally adored him in this role as ‘Calvin’, Meg’s new friend.
Mystical and mysterious guides dazzle and inspire Meg along her journey. Watching this story as an adult, I was reminded of my favorite childhood movie, THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) – which unfortunately is not as much fun nowadays… If your kids can handle the twists, turns, dips and darkness of THE NEVERENDING STORY, they will enjoy A WRINKLE IN TIME.
A WRINKLE IN TIME in theaters everywhere.