Odd Life of Timothy Green Movie Reviews

Odd Life of Timothy Green

Odd Life of Timothy Green

Release Date: Aug 15, 2012

Genre: DramaComedy

Rating: (PG)

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  • 5
    Loved it, Loved it, Loved IT SOME MORE! I think this is a movie that women will especially embrace because it speaks to the whole idea of how many of us don't feel complete without a family (and that's why we have biological clocks that just keep ticking ll day and night). I'm not trying to say that all women want to have kids, but for those that do, this story is very relatable. The couple in the movie seems to have everything. But they want more: they want a kid. Magically, he appears one day and shows them that there's more to life than just the dream of the impossible. I laughed a lot in this movie and I also cried a lot (I guess it was supposed to be a comic tearjerker) but mostly I fell in love with CJ Adams who plays Timothy. That boy deserves an Oscar for Best Actor, he is just phenomenal in the title role. I would say to take your mom and your dad to see this, it's a movie that will make you all appreciate each other that much more.
  • 2
    Wow, this movie is like sugar wrapped in honey and dipped in hugs...it's SO saccharine I thought I might get diabetes by the end of it! To be fair, it does have its heartwarming moments, but the whole movie feels and plays like a Hallmark card but instead of lasting 30 seconds to read, this one takes 2 hours to watch and it just drones on and on. I found the young couple at the heart of the story to be quite affecting but the whole idea of them not being able to live in peace unless they were able to procreate was a bit much. It gets pretty melodramatic pretty fast. The performances are all good, especially Jennifer Garner and the young kid who plays Timothy (I think his name is CJ Adams) but all in all the movie would have been sooo much better if it weren't so darn cheesy and sentimental. It's supposed to be magical but it ends up feeling like a drag because you know you're being manipulated the whole time. No thanks, I'll pass.
  • 4
    I think this is a great movie for kids and teens that are sick of the slick and sexy movies that come out every summer. There are no superheroes (thank gawd!) and there's no Kristen Stewart (double thank you!). It's a heartwarming story about a family that was never meant to be but suddenly comes to be because of a little magic and a lot of love. This is a great family movie to take your parents to or with your lovie. The little boy who plays Timothy is the star of the movie, playing the part with such sincerity and a lovely unassuming quality that you just fall in love with him at first sight. I think that the best thing about the movie is how he really ends up teaching all the grown ups some important life lessons. Jennifer Garner is great in the movie and she has amazing chemistry with the little boy. I know there's not much chance of this happening, but I hope there's a sequel - this is one movie that actually deserves one!
  • 3
    I'll give this movie three stars, though it probably only really deserves two. It gets an extra star for the beauuuuuuutiful Jennifer Garner who still looks like a million and a half bucks. But the story? It was so weird! We're supposed to believe that a yuppie couple that works in the pencil business (I didn't know there was such a thing) can't have a baby so they "plant" their dream in the backyard and he magically show up the next day...a fully formed 10 year old boy? It was really sappy in a lot of parts, especially when the boy starts to change things in every way possible for the better. The part that I found the most believable was how the adults actually behave like kids a lot of the time and the child helps them see how they maybe aren't as ready for parenthood as they think they are. I think they should have made this all fantasy or all reality...this hybrid just doesn't work that well, I think.
  • 5
    This is just the SWEETEST movie I have ever seen! A lot of the reviews have said it's like the inverse of Mary Poppins - a magical child shows up to help wayward grown ups - but this movie is much more than just a fantasy. It's about how a beautiful couple that should have everything going for it just can't seem to get pregnant...and this weighs heavily on them. So they decide to make a sketch of their ideal child and then bury the dream - literally - in their garden. Suddenly, a 10 year old boy appears magically in their lives and begins to make everything wonderful and amazing. It sounds like it could be treacly but it's actually quite touching. As a mom, I was especially touched by how the couple handled not being able to have kids. It's a hard thing to deal with when you can't have the family you always dreamed of...but that doesn't mean that you have to stop believing in miracles. I cried and cried and cried. Bring the kleenex, you'll need it!

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