The Odd Life of Timothy Green Add To My Top 10

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Release Date: August 15, 2012

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Garner, Cameron ‘CJ’ Adams, Odeya Rush, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rosemarie DeWitt, David Morse. M. Emmett Walsh, Dianne Wiest

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older children to adults

Rating: PG

Runtime: 104 minutes

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
Website: www.disney.com

Content:

(BBB, C, PC, E, L, N, A, M) Very strong moral worldview with redemptive elements stressing honesty love, and sacrifice, with scene where child lifts hands up to the sky but not explained and mentions of the title character’s appearance being “miraculous,” with some light politically correct commentary, some light environmental elements, and some magical elements as to where Timothy has come from; four profanities, one obscenity; no violence, children smear food on younger boy; no sexual content other than kissing between married couple; upper male nudity with boy in swimming suit; light drinking; no smoking or drug use; and, lying and stealing by the villain.

Summary:

In THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, a childless young couple finds their dreams come to life in a strange, miraculous way. THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN is entertaining, charming, and wholesome from the beginning, with a very clear plot line.

Review:

Jim and Cindy Green have been trying for years to have a baby. Until one night, they write all their hopes and dreams, bury them in the yard, and find them come to life in THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN. THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN is a sweet family film that truly honors parents and family. Though there are some magical elements to the movie, overall there is a moral worldview.

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.

In Brief:

In THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN Jim and Cindy are told they cannot have a child, though they have tried everything possible. Distressed, they decide to write down all of their hopes and dreams for a child and put it into a box. Dreams such as a child honest to a fault, loving, and with a positive sense of humor. Once they write down all the adjectives they wanted in a child, Jim and Cindy put them in a box to bury them. Magically, that very same night, Timothy comes to life.

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.