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A Wrinkle in Time (2003)

The movie is based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and 3 interesting women, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who in the search for ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Chambers ...
Aunt Beast
Guy Fauchon ...
Bingo Man
Alexander Pollock ...
Eric O'Keefe


The movie is based on a children's series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and 3 interesting women, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who in the search for their father who disappeared during an experiment he was working on for the government. Their travels take them around the universe to a place unlike any other. They must learn to trust each other and to understand that everyone is different. Written by Mandy Heuer

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To rescue their father, they must save the universe.


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10 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Gefangene der Zeit  »

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Filmed in 2001 but not broadcast until 4/25/2003 in Canada and 5/10/2004 in the U.S. See more »


At the beginning of the scene where Meg decides that she must be the one to go back to get Charles Wallace, her hair is pulled back into a loop bun with only a few hairs loose (at 01:40:41 as she speaks with her father). In one of the shots in the same scene, it is still a loop bun, but there's a considerable amount of hair that is out (at 01:40:58 after her Emily Dickinson quote), and then in the shot right after that, it's back to being neat with only a few hairs out. See more »


Meg Murry: It's not what things look like. It's what they are like.
The Man With Red Eyes: Really? You want one? Strawberry-banana?
Charles Wallace Murry: Pineapple-peach?
Meg Murry: You hate pineapple.
Charles Wallace Murry: Surely, you know anything about me?
Meg Murry: Yeah, I am.
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(Closing dedications) For Tom, Patrick and Claire For all our brothers and sisters See more »


Referenced in Rick and Morty: A Rickle in Time (2015) See more »


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I Could Just Cry Over This Horrible Adaptation
10 June 2008 | by (Southeast USA) – See all my reviews

The "Wrinkle in Time" book series is my favorite series from childhood. I have read and re-read them more times than I can count over the last 35+ years. The characters, with all their virtues and flaws, are near and dear to my heart. This adaptation contained very little of the wonderful, magical, spiritual story that I love so much. To say I was disappointed with this film would be a great understatement.

If you have never read the book(s) I imagine you will enjoy the movie. The acting is passable, the special effects are well done for a made for TV movie, and the story is interesting. However, if you love the books, avoid this movie at all costs.

I found this statement at the Wikipedia page of the novel: "In an interview with Newsweek, L'Engle said of the film, 'I expected it to be bad, and it is.'"

I, like another reviewer here, feel the need to read the book again to dispel this movie from my mind.

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