The Odd Life of Timothy Green

2012 "He's a force of nature."
6.6| 1h45m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 15 August 2012 Released
Producted By: Walt Disney Pictures
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A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.


Fantasy, Drama, Comedy

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Karry Best movie of this year hands down!
SpuffyWeb Sadly Over-hyped
Verity Robins Great movie. Not sure what people expected but I found it highly entertaining.
Jenni Devyn Worth seeing just to witness how winsome it is.
adonis98-743-186503 A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. The Odd Life of Timothy Green isn't just full of great performances by Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and CJ Adams who are just flawless and great to just look at but that kid gives them a powerful lesson he knew that he was going away and slowly he prepared those 2 people how to become parents but also the drama is just spot on this kid gets bullied by Cindy's sister, his coach and even his father's boss and yet he doesn't give up. As for the ending it hit me right in the feels Timothy gave all of his leaves to each person that he cared about or just wanted to give a powerful message to his coach, Uncle Bub, Ms. Bernice Crudstaff, James Green Sr. and even Joni who got 2 the film ends with the family adopting a little girl and living a happily ever after kind of a story thanks to a great talented cast, characters and a powerful message The Odd Life of Timothy Green is simply Spectacular!!
jimihandrix Okay,so this movies is about this couple who can't have children but one day they discover that a boy grew in their garden and they decide to adopt him.At first this may sound pretty harmless,but trust me,it's not!First let me tell you the thing which bothers me the most at this movies-the parents are awful,they barely interact with Timothy,they won't appreciate him unless he comes out as a winner in the front of their families and bosses and they won't even let him have any friends!I really can't blame this on the actors,hell even the kid tried his best,but this script is so dumb and the worst part is:the parents didn't learn anything from this experience!I'm not kidding,they even tell the adoption center that they didn't really learn from their mistakes but will make new mistakes instead!And still,the adoption center gives them a kid!Seriously people,I do understand that you have a different opinion,but I really don't get what's so heartwarming about this movie,it says that bad parents should be allowed to have kids too as long as they will do different mistakes,not learn from their previous ones!
SnoopyStyle Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton) are looking to adopt and recounter their life with Timothy. Their doctor had just given up on their fertility. The couple is broke and at their lowest point. He works at the local Stanleyville pencil factory and she works at its museum. Jim refuses to give up. He lifts her spirit with the idea to write down all of their kid's characteristics and burying the pieces of paper in the garden. During the night, Timothy magically grows out of the garden.There is nothing particularly wrong with the movie. It's cute. Garner is adorably lovely. Edgerton isn't really this character type but he's able to play against type. The kid is ahhh ... cute. This is sappy and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. The movie does lack tension. There isn't much danger in the story. By showing the ending first, it puts any danger or sadness to a minimal. This is probably a good G-rated movie for people with kids or adults who want kids. I don't know how much of this is appealing to the little ones. After all, this is more about the adults than Timothy.
Peter Pluymers 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 glass of wine in the evening make a list of the ideal son, put it in a cigar box and plant it between the vegetables. From there, you know step by step what's going to happen, what's expected and what's the outcome ... but for once I didn't care, because I enjoyed it.A family movie that surely deserves a place in the gallery of "The better family movies ever". A smile, a tear and a sad but ultimately happy ending.Well, the advantage of getting older is that you also can appreciate such movies.The best and most funny moment was the prediction that Timothy, as a abominably bad soccer-player, would score the winning goal, came true ... except on the wrong side.More reviews at