The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Disney family fantasy about a childless couple (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) who bury a box in their backyard containing all of their wishes for a son. One stormy night, a child is born, though young Timothy Green is not all that he appears. From director/writer Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?).

2012Rating: G104 minsUSA
Kids & FamilyFantasy

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green / Reviews

Variety

Variety

With just the right dose of magic and no shortage of sentiment, this inspirational parenting tale plays like Mary Poppins in reverse.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The ghastliness of this damp and squishy comedy is the byproduct of a confused and earnest sentimentality.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The kind of full-bodied family film being pushed aside in favour of franchises and slam-bang confusion.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Plays it too safe, scrupulously avoiding turning into a downer while nodding toward themes of mortality, aging, and loss.

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