The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Name: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
Year: 2012
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 102
Description: After receiving bad news from a fertility doctor, Cindy and Jim Green try to bury their dreams of having a child by writing out all the great traits their child would have and putting them in a box in the garden. During a freak storm in the middle of the night, they awake to find a boy named Timothy, with leaves growing from his ankles, standing in their kitchen calling them mom and dad. Cindy and Jim are thrown into the midst of parenthood and over the coming months, Timothy will teach them more than they could have imagined about being parents and raising a child, no matter how he comes into their lives.
Stars: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Well it was certainly a bit odd, reminded me of The Green Mile. I never really liked these stories about a normal world where one supernatural element comes in. Other than that, Jennifer Garner was mostly very good and Joel Edgerton was… awkward but had his moments. The score was nice and had some interesting effects where they reversed the sound of the flutes. Sometimes it did seem to be happy where it needed to be sad, and the film was clearly forcing a message down the viewer’s throat: that it’s totally okay to be different, which wasn’t done in the most subtle way. Seeing the parents go from imperfect to perfect was a nice process, but the way Timothy just comes and goes like that… Not my thing.


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