Sometimes you are in the mood for an action thriller, other times a laugh-out-loud comedy, but then there are times when you just want a movie that puts a smile on your face. I don’t think there are enough movies these days that just make you smile, but The Odd Life of Timothy Green is one of those movies.
It is a quiet little movie, and probably one you haven’t heard much about, but don’t let that fool you. This family-friendly movie is full of heart and definitely worth a trip to the theater.
The phrase etched into the small box that Walt Disney Pictures sent to me sums up the movie perfectly:
“We want to tell you our story. There’s just one thing… You’re going to find it hard to believe.”
I didn’t quite understand the meaning behind the box and its treasures when it arrived. But as the movie played out, I realized just how much thought went into this special little package. It’s just something you have to see to understand.
It isn’t call The Odd Life of Timothy Green for nothing, and it takes a little suspension of disbelieve to join the characters on their magical tale. But if you believe in the magic, then the message at the heart of the story is beautiful. It is a movie about accepting people for who they are, even when they are a bit different. It’s also a story about a parent’s love and just how much our children change our lives from the moment they come into them — however they might come into our worlds.
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green(Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
I have been a Jennifer Garner fan since her days on Alias and continue to love watching her career evolve into a “mom” role. And little CJ Adams, who plays Timothy Green, is absolutely enchanting.
Whether you are planning a nice date night or taking the family to the theater, The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a movie to see. It is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens in theaters August 15, 2012.