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Let's Wrinkle!

by Jacob Clifton May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time

Dr. Mrs. walks in, and CW deigns to give her some cocoa, because of course he made enough, because he's psychic! Meg unconvincingly is like, "You knew she'd want some!" Because you are psychic! Dr. Mrs. moves a mug with the word "DAD" scrawled on it out of the way for her cocoa. Like with everything else in this box of trash, you get where they're going but your brain gets in the way (BRAIN!). Why is the "DAD" mug out in the first place? We haven't cleared the counters in a year? Seek counseling.

"Couldn't sleep." "Me either." "Me either." Okay this isn't even snarkworthy, but I would think a family like that would be more sensitive to the aesthetics of the sound and substitute either with neither. Not a judgment call, it just seems like the kind of thing their family would do: Elide.

"Ever wonder if people are trying to talk to you when you're sleeping in your head?" I have no idea how that was punctuated in the script. What do you mean, CW? Do you mean like through haunted videocassettes? You know what, it just occurred to me that The Ring is going to look wicked lame in five years when nobody remembers VHS tapes. "Not really," says Dr. Mrs. "Why don't you tell me a little more about it?" CW breathes weirdly and rolls his eyes contentedly and is like, "It's okaaayyyhhhh." For no reason. Why not just get Andy Serkis to play this kid? "It's not paranoid schizophrenia. My head's just busy...with other stuff." Problem solved. Except your head is busy listening to voices. "You'll tell me if it gets too busy, right?" It's weird, because Dr. Mrs. goes from being this awesome mom, like Kirsten Cohen awesome, to this weird agoraphobic internet-searching science hound, back and forth and back and forth. But she's great here. "Make me a sandwich," she requests, and CW pulls it together for five seconds to act like a six-year-old: "POOF, you're a sandwich!" Dr. Mrs. fake-laughs, just like you would if your weird autistic six-year-old made that joke. She pronounces each ha in ha ha ha distinctly. Dr. Mrs. looks at the four plates on the table and asks if he's expecting anyone else. Because he's psychic. She also pronounces "Dennys" correctly. "You never know." Unless, of course, you're Charles Wallace, and psychic. Then you just never tell. Per Dr. Mrs., "Max Hillerman's mother called. [Kitty] sprained his wrist." "He's an idiot," Kitty kind-of-but-not-really-at-all explains. For what it's worth, "It's true, he is," adds Charles Wallace. "Well, very possibly. Certainly his mother is." Which is kind of an awesome thing for a mother to say, and on the other hand, kind of helpful in explaining Kitty's shitty attitude and behavior. Thunder crashes.

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Let's Wrinkle!

by Jacob Clifton May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time Dr. Mrs. walks in, and CW deigns to give her some cocoa, because of course he made enough, because he's psychic! Meg unconvincingly is like, "You knew she'd want some!" Because you are psychic! Dr. Mrs. moves a mug with the word "DAD" scrawled on it out of the way for her cocoa. Like with everything else in this box of trash, you get where they're going but your brain gets in the way (BRAIN!). Why is the "DAD" mug out in the first place? We haven't cleared the counters in a year? Seek counseling. "Couldn't sleep." "Me either." "Me either." Okay this isn't even snarkworthy, but I would think a family like that would be more sensitive to the aesthetics of the sound and substitute either with neither. Not a judgment call, it just seems like the kind of thing their family would do: Elide. "Ever wonder if people are trying to talk to you when you're sleeping in your head?" I have no idea how that was punctuated in the script. What do you mean, CW? Do you mean like through haunted videocassettes? You know what, it just occurred to me that The Ring is going to look wicked lame in five years when nobody remembers VHS tapes. "Not really," says Dr. Mrs. "Why don't you tell me a little more about it?" CW breathes weirdly and rolls his eyes contentedly and is like, "It's okaaayyyhhhh." For no reason. Why not just get Andy Serkis to play this kid? "It's not paranoid schizophrenia. My head's just busy...with other stuff." Problem solved. Except your head is busy listening to voices. "You'll tell me if it gets too busy, right?" It's weird, because Dr. Mrs. goes from being this awesome mom, like Kirsten Cohen awesome, to this weird agoraphobic internet-searching science hound, back and forth and back and forth. But she's great here. "Make me a sandwich," she requests, and CW pulls it together for five seconds to act like a six-year-old: "POOF, you're a sandwich!" Dr. Mrs. fake-laughs, just like you would if your weird autistic six-year-old made that joke. She pronounces each ha in ha ha ha distinctly. Dr. Mrs. looks at the four plates on the table and asks if he's expecting anyone else. Because he's psychic. She also pronounces "Dennys" correctly. "You never know." Unless, of course, you're Charles Wallace, and psychic. Then you just never tell. Per Dr. Mrs., "Max Hillerman's mother called. [Kitty] sprained his wrist." "He's an idiot," Kitty kind-of-but-not-really-at-all explains. For what it's worth, "It's true, he is," adds Charles Wallace. "Well, very possibly. Certainly his mother is." Which is kind of an awesome thing for a mother to say, and on the other hand, kind of helpful in explaining Kitty's shitty attitude and behavior. Thunder crashes.

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