The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • PG
  • 1h 44m
  • 2012
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Disney brings enchantment home with The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, an inspiring, magical story for the whole family starring Jennifer Garner. Cindy (Garner) and Jim Green are a happily married couple who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy 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. From Academy Award®-nominated director/writer Peter Hedges. It's a heartwarming celebration of family as only Disney can deliver.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: It means well, but The Odd Life of Timothy Green is ultimately too cloyingly sentimental -- and thinly scripted -- to satisfy all but the least demanding viewers.
Reviews
Little White Lies
David Jenkins
Rotten

A gooey mess, but not an entirely dislikable one.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green made me shiver, like having a lizard crawl over your face when you'r...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
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Odd indeed.

June 22, 2017
Film.com
Amanda Mae Meyncke
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The film is schmaltzy and very saccharine, so sweet it'll give you a toothache.

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
Ben Sachs
Rotten

It's hard to believe that Hedges once wrote some decent light fiction (What's Eating Gilbert Grape...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Tearjerking family drama about the magic of raising a kid.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a Disney family film that uses "magical realism" to explain how an infertile couple gets to parent the kid of their (literal) dreams. As you might expect from the premise, the movie gets pretty weepy at times (for both on-screen and off-screen parents), but it will remind families about the joy of being together and being each other's biggest cheerleaders. There are a couple of sad scenes, as well as some bullying incidents and language, but otherwise this is the sort of live-action movie that kids and adults can enjoy together, even if they need a tissue or two by the end.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
  • Release Date:August 15, 2012
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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