The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a fantasy drama directed by Peter Hedges that is going to be released by Walt Disney Pictures today August 15th 2012. The Odd Life of Timothy Green stars Jennifer Garner as Cindy Green, the wife of Jim Green (played by Joel Edgerton). The couple are having a hard time conceiving a child, so one day they decided to bury their wishes for a child inside a box in their backyard. The odd thing happens the next day when they find a 10 year old child, Timothy (played by CJ Adams) on their doorstep. The oddness of this whole thing doesn’t stop there because as each day passes the child is not what he appears to be. This movie will surely be enjoyed by families in the country. So how are things going with this film? Let’s take a look at a recent movie review from Tom Long:
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green: A Movie For The Whole Family
As such, it is not the kind of thing you expect to see in 2012. It doesn’t rely on special effects. It’s outright sentimental, features no aliens or scary creatures or wildly eccentric characters; and it’s completely unapologetic about not being hip in any way. This is a movie that could have come out of the Disney factory in 1965, it’s so clean and timeless.
Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) Green have just found out they are unable to conceive children. So they down some wine and try to imagine all the traits their perfect child might have had. They write these down and put them in a small wooden box, and then bury the box in the backyard, hoping to put away such aspirations once and for all.
That night a small boy appears in their house covered in dirt. And when Cindy and Jim look in the backyard, there’s a big hole where they’d buried the box. Their dream child has come to life.
Oh, one more thing. Their dream child has leaves growing off of his legs. They hadn’t asked for that; it was just a bonus.
And so Timothy Green (CJ Adams) is born. He’s vaguely mystical and mysterious at times, but mostly he’s just a nice kid.
He fits in well enough with the extended family, which includes Jim’s hyper-critical father (David Morse) and Cindy’s perfectionist sister (Rosemarie DeWitt); but Jim and Cindy find themselves suddenly thrust into the world of parenting. They tend to be overly cautious, and when Timothy becomes friends with an older girl (Odeya Rush) they become concerned.
Still, all seems to be going well. Except for the one problem Timothy won’t share with his parents.
His leaves are slowly falling off.
You can see where this is all going, and a supply of tissues may be required accompaniment for some moviegoers.
But director Peter Hedges (he wrote and directed “Pieces of April” and wrote “About a Boy”), working with a story from Ahmet Zappa, frames the film in such a wholesome glow that you never resent its obvious trajectory. It is the sort of movie it’s supposed to be: corny and hopeful and magical.
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is the sort of movie you actually hope kids see. How rare is that?”
The original article can be viewed at Detroit News
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