A Wrinkle In Time tells the story of a young girl and her even younger brother who set themselves on a journey to find their father who’s lost in time and space. Assisted by three celestial beings ( played by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling ), Meg and Charles Wallace face a variety of challenges and riddles on their journey to find their dad. While the film is a lot of fun for our youth, there are plenty of lessons to learn. However, I’m going to share three lessons that I think were the most apparent.
Here are Three Lessons You’ll Learn From Wrinkle In Time:
Everyone Is A Victim Of Hurt: Everyone has had their feelings hurt at least once in their lives, whether it be the “cool” girl at school, your boss, the mailman, everyone has had to deal with some form of drama. There’s a scene in A Wrinkle In Time that reflects upon this by showing it’s viewers that darkness lives in everyone, but it only takes a little bit of light to remove it, which brings me to my next lesson.
Be Kind To Everyone: You never know what people are going through, so just be kind to everyone, even in the face of hate. Even if you’re kind to someone and you don’t receive any kindness in return, continue to be nice to people because it’s the right thing to do. A Wrinkle In Time shows people that it only takes a little bit of kindness to erase years of hurt and hatred, and this has to be one of my favorite lessons in a Disney film.
Face Your Fears: A Wrinkle In Time reminded me that I would become a stronger individual if I face my fears head-on instead of doing nothing but sit back and contemplate rejection and failure. During a scene in the film, Meg figures out that the key to her survival was to head towards a destructive tornado instead of run from it ( don’t try this, by the way ). This lesson was expressed in a metaphorical fashion that’s easy enough for kids to pick up on, which is also something I’m a fan of.
Granted, A Wrinkle In Time isn’t perfect, especially in a film industry where standards are held incredible high, however, A Wrinkle In Time is still a great film for the family. Furthermore, the film has dozens of lessons that kids will take away from it. And lastly, the film brings out the wonder that lives in all of us, so I would recommend the movie to anyone. A Wrinkle In Time is out in theaters now, be sure to grab your tickets!
Until Next Time