Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams
Director: Peter Hedges
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Comedy | Drama | Family | 2012
I’ve always wondered what this movie was actually about. Being a Disney movie, I had a feeling it would be more of a family movie, and most likely include magic. That’s exactly what it was, both geared towards parents and to children, The Odd Life of Timothy Green is great. The story was both inspiring and entertaining to watch on screen. Mr. and Mrs. Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) are seeking to adopt a child. While justifying their credibility as parents to the social worker, they recant a tale of when they were parents of Timothy.
You see, the couple can’t have children on their own so one night they wrote down all the things that their child would have been and buried it in the garden. Well, that same night, a little boy comes from the garden as is everything that they hoped for.
Along the way, the little boy (played by CJ Adams) helps the Greens through some hard times and brought the family closer together. In the end, Timothy left the biggest impact on everyone around him possible.
The film is full of comedic moments, which to me were great, because they were mostly childish jokes. The outlook on life that Timothy had was inspiring to those on and off screen. He always saw the better half of a bad situation and left everyone smiling in his wake.
The acting in this film was good. Garner and Edgerton are great together, especially as parents to little Timothy. I’d have to say though CJ Adams stole the show. Acting both as a child and a plant, I thought it was just wonderful. I’m going to give this film a “Liked It” rating, I thought it was well put together and the actors just worked so well together. The parents growing just as much as Timothy and the friends that he made in his short life. (4/5).
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