Based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is now on Blu-ray! Starring Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who and Storm Reid as Meg Murry, the film is about Meg struggling to fit in. It has been years since the disappearance of her dad. With her grades slipping and her getting in to trouble more often then usual, you can’t help but feel sorry for her. There are times when you wish “if only her dad was around…” At first I thought the movie was about her finding her dad, but after watching it the second time, I realized that it was more than that. Her Dad spent years chasing his dreams that he forgot about his family. When he sees her, he was shocked about how much time has passed. Time that he could never get back. To celebrate the release of the movie on Blu-ray, we had some fun activities that we did together as a family.
“Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.”
Directed by Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee, the movie is based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time”. Stars include two-time Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry. It is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer. The creative team includes Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor and two-time Academy Award-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer.
Family Movie Night-In Activities
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of the movie, we received a package to help us with Family Movie Night-In. Because the movie is mostly about imagination, creativity, and innovation, the activities they sent us were fun to do as a family. Want to host your own? Here are some things you can do too!
- Flower Origami Set
- Mess-Free Glitter Foam Bracelets
- LittleBits STEM kit
- A Wrinkle in Time: A Guide to the Universe Book
- A Wrinkle in Time Blu-ray