Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Tonight Robert and I went to a pre-release screening of Disney's new movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

Here's a brief synopsis;

Cindy and Jim Green, a couple residing in Stanleyville, are told they are unable to conceive, so they dream up their ideal offspring and write the child's characteristics and life events on pieces of paper, including "scoring the winning goal." The Greens place the notes in a box and bury the box in their backyard. After a stormy night, a 10-year-old arrives at their doorstep, claiming the Greens as his own. Soon they realize that the child, named Timothy, is far more special than they originally thought.

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!  First few minutes and I was in tears. Watching this couple, who want a kid so badly and not being able to have one broke my heart. I've been thinking about having a kid myself recently and I think it made these scene double heart breaking. I really enjoyed the fantasy/whimsical aspect of this film. There isn't a lot, most of the film is based in reality but the bits that were there were perfect. The kid, C.J. Adam is ADORABLE!!! He steals ever scene he's in. He's has the sweetest look and you just melt.

This movie is sweet, funny, sad, dramatic, whimsical, and just about perfect. The two parents Jennifer Gardner and Joel Edgerton were wonderful and give some amazing performances. The supporting cast was great as well. It's beautifully shot and the has a nice pace. This isn't an all out action crazy fast pace movie. It's this lovely story that unfolds in front of you that is just so beautiful.

I can't say enough good things about this movie. It comes out on August 15th and I plan to see it again. It's a great family film. I give The Odd Life of Timothy Green a solid A.

After the screening there was a Q&A with writers, producers and actors. Joining us were producer Jim Whitaker, writer/director Peter Hedges and actor Joel Edgerton. And added at the last second  actress Jennifer Garner and producer/writer Ahmet Zappa.

It was a fun panel that lasted about an hour. They talk about how this story came to be and how the actors came on board. They talked about filming a movie set in the fall but filmed in winter and how they had to create Autumn looking leaves and tress.. thousands and thousands of them. You could tell that this movie means alot to them as the writer/director was brought to tears talking about the experience. It was a fun and very informative evening. I hope this movie does well.. it deserves to be a success.


  1. Thanks for this review! We've seen the previews and my daughter wants to see the movie.

  2. great review

    what did jennifer garner say?? i heard that she mentioned something about fertility struggle with her friends