The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Release Date: August 15, 2012
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jennifer
Garner, Cameron ‘CJ’
Adams, Odeya Rush, Shohreh
Aghdashloo, Rosemarie DeWitt,
David Morse. M. Emmett Walsh,
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 104 minutes
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures/Walt
Director: Peter Hedges
Executive Producer: John Cameron, Mara Jacobs
Producer: Scott Sanders, James Whitaker,
Writer: Peter Hedges, Ahmet Zappa
Address Comments To:Robert Iger, President/CEO
The Walt Disney Company (Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures)
Alan Horn, Chairman, Walt Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Jim and Cindy are told they can’t have a child, though they have tried everything possible. Distressed, they decide to write down all of their hopes and dreams for a child, dreams such as a child being honest to a fault and loving. Once they write down all the adjectives they want in a child, Jim and Cindy bury them with the box in their yard. That night as they are sleeping, the rain starts to come down, and a child comes from the ground, Timothy. In awe, Cindy and Jim embrace Timothy but are in complete shock. Even more shocking, Timothy has leaves growing from his legs.
Believing that Timothy is the child they had always wanted, Jim and Cindy try to be the best parents. They enroll him in the soccer team and root for him at the games, even though he’s just a water boy. They take him to bring your child to work day. Through all this, they realize Timothy actually does have the same traits as they wrote and placed in the box. There is still a mystery about Timothy Green, however, that will change them forever.
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN is a wonderful family film that highlights the importance of being a supportive parent. The couple in the movie want to be parents so badly that once they are they are sweet, loving, supportive, kind, but they do make mistakes and learn from them. However, there are no references to God the creator. Timothy seems to just come from “the universe” and “earth” from a magical experience, but over all the movie has a moral worldview, stressing doing what is right, honoring your parents, and honoring family.
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN is a well-made, wholesome Disney film. It’s entertaining and charming from the beginning, with a very clear plot line. The acting is also wonderful. Jennifer Garner really plays a mother well, while CJ Adams playing Timothy is adorable. The whole family will enjoy THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN.
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN is entertaining, charming, and wholesome from the beginning, with a very clear plot line. It’s a wonderful family movie that highlights the importance of being a supportive parent. However, there are no references to God. Timothy just seems to come from “the universe” and “earth” magically. That said, the movie has a strong moral worldview. THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN stresses doing what is right, honoring your parents, and extolling family.