Overall Rank: 6866
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 34
Theatrical Release Date: 08/15/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/04/2012
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Peter Hedges
Actors: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dianne Wiest, Michael Arden
Plot: A couple unable to conceive decide to put all their hopes and dreams of having their own child in a box and bury it in the back yard. When a child is born, the couple believe their wishes have been heard, but Timothy Green is not your normal child... -- Chris Kavan
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/26/2014
I'm sorry but this movie is god awful.
Rod - wrote on 08/26/2014
I didn't expect this movie to be this touching and heart-warming. Cinematic-wise, it fell short on a lot of aspects. But story- and value-wise, man I love this film!
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/16/2015
Ouch Walt Disney ... and yes I immediately had a feeling that this would be a pedantic family movie with a whopper of a moral. An enormous tearjerker which will give me a flashback of 40 years ago with my sniffing sisters on a pouffe staring at a similar funeral mood movie.
But to be honest ... this film charmed me in a subtle way. The beautiful environment in which it all happened, the woods and the swirling leaves, the typical local farming village with a dying pencil factory and Pencil Museum, the social ties between the people, the snobbish irritating family and the chilly in-an-ivory-tower-living manager. This along with the lovely-looking Timothy who is super cuddly with his twinkling eyes and who appears in the lives of Cindy and Jim, a childless couple that while enjoying a …
trophywife - wrote on 08/22/2012
Occasionally, I get the pleasure of seeing a movie that not only leaves me feeling a little more hopeful about the world and the people in it, but that is also one I can feel good about taking my kids to. ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ is THAT kind of movie.
THE GOOD: Faced with the very real heartache of learning that they cannot conceive a child, Cindy and Jim Green (played respectively by Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), decide that they will sit down and make a list of all the things the child they had dreamed of MIGHT have been, as a form of closure. They place the pieces of paper lovingly in a wooden box, and together they bury it in their garden, symbolic I suppose of recognizing the death of a dream – and then they decide to move on. But that night a strange …
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