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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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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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Originally produced as a two-part television miniseries, but re-edited and broadcast in a three hour time slot. See more »

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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 »

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Mrs. Which: Meg, I have prided myself for my wisdom, but you have taught me much.
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(Closing dedications) For Tom, Patrick and Claire For all our brothers and sisters See more »

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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

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Happy Medium
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Could have been better...
2 April 2006 | by (US) – See all my reviews

True, L'Engle's book was far better. The movie itself wasn't so bad. I was quite pleased to see that Mrs. Whatsit was portrayed as the winged creature in a very satisfactory way. It was almost as though they pulled the image from my mind! Alfre Woodard was excellent as Mrs. Which, but then she's excellent in EVERYTHING. I was disappointed by parts, such as the Man with red eyes and Aunt Beast... and the end was slightly unsatisfactory as well. While I was a little upset by the changes, I would be pleased to see the other three of the Time Quartet (A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters) be put to film. Maybe it would be better if New Line did it instead of Disney, though...


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