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Timothy Green is an interesting boy. He doesn.t come from a mama.s belly, but from the earth and a good dose of wishes and dreams. The result is a charming, magical film that grows on you. Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton) cannot have kids and are in a meeting with an adoption agency telling the odd story of how their son Timothy (Cj Adams) magically appeared. When the couple got the news about their not being able to have children, Jim decided that they should put all of the characteristics of their perfect child on note paper, put them in a box, then bury them in their garden. That night after a strange thunderstorm they »
- Jeff Swindoll
Director: Peter Hedges
Running Time: 105 minutes
Synopsis: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard containing all of their wishes for the perfect child. Soon, a child is born, but little Timothy Green is not all that he appears…
Meet the Greens. A seemingly ordinary couple who want one thing more than anything in the world: simply to have a child, and not just any child, but their perfect child. As the parents, Cindy and Jim Green (excellently played by Hollywood mainstay Jennifer Garner and the gradually increasing presence that is Joel Edgerton) place a box containing their ideal child traits in the garden during a freak storm, in typical Disney fashion, their child appears.
There is something not quite right about Timothy Green (Cj Adams) who is more strange than miraculous.
Don’t get me wrong, Cj Adams is »
- James Hendry
It’s a very distinct world we’re entering when The Odd Life of Timothy Green begins, and while the film capitalizes wonderfully on the potential, it unfortunately also falls victim to some of the traps.
Jim and Cindy Green (Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner) are a happy couple living the medium-town life, but when they learn that they aren’t going to be able to have kids, they don’t take it very well. In an effort to deal with their sense of mourning, they bury all their hopes and dreams for their child in the backyard. That night, Timothy shows up in their house, covered in dirt and ready for middle school. Their self-proclaimed son left a large hole in the garden in his wake, and comes equipped with leaves growing out of his calves.
The Greens are naturally at something of a loss, but there seems no »
- Marc Eastman
Chicago – “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is the sort of extravagantly wrong-headed misfire that perhaps only could’ve been made by talented people. The director is Peter Hedges, an accomplished screenwriter best known for adapting his excellent book, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” for the big screen. The ensemble cast reads like a roll call of America’s most reliable character actors.
What went wrong? Oh, where to begin? It appears as if Hedges had set out to construct a heartwarming family drama out of increasingly uncomfortable, squirm-inducing scenarios. Consider the multitude of moments in which goggle-eyed adults ask a child if they can touch him and he happily complies. Or the scene where that same creepy kid draws a startlingly sexy portrait of an old curmudgeon. Or how about all of those times when the saintly brat just stands there smiling for no apparent reason.
Blu-ray Rating: 1.5/5.0
Meet the extremely odd Timothy Green, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Cinelinx celebrates The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray!
A couple desperate to have a child bury their written wishes in a box in their garden, only to have them spring to life in the form of a young boy, Timothy.
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Judging by the trailer, I expected The Odd Life of Timothy Green to be one of those rare films that sucked you in to its quirky, orignal world and provided a modern fairy tale. Unfortunately, that's not what you get. This fantasy/drama from screenwriter/director Peter Hedges is an uneven affair, primarily because it fails to completely sell the viewer on the fantasy premise.
Hedges, nominated for an Oscar for writing About a Boy, has been behind a number of character-driven drama/comedies, including What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Dan in Real Life. Somehow, Timothy Green never reaches their level. »
- email@example.com (Victor Medina)
Jennifer Garner’s uplifting family movie, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” has been released on DVD and Blu-ray. The movie turned off a lot of critics because of its old-fashioned heart-tugging themes, but it’s feel-good entertainment at it’s best. Garner exudes empathy and warmth on the screen like no other actress. She joins Joel Edgerton as Cindy and Joe Green, a couple anxious to start a family. The dream of what their child will be like until a child shows up on their doorstep on, yes, a dark and stormy night. Ten-year-old Timothy (C.J. Adams ) is naked and covered in dirt when he arrives. [...] »
12 nominations! That's how many nods Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" received from the Phoenix Film Critics Society for their annual movie awards. "Les Miserables" is nominated for Best Picture, Director (Hooper), Actor (Hugh Jackman), Supporting Actress (Hathaway), and Adapted Screenplay.
Here's the complete list of nominees:
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Supporting Actor
Review by LondonFilmFan
As Ben Affleck has resurrected his career post-Bennifer implosion with a series of increasingly impressive directorial efforts, it’s easy to speculate that the Gigli star has learned a thing or two about the perils of working alongside romantic partners. So whilst Jennifer Garner’s husband wows critics with his latest release, Argo, the former “Alias” leading lady is left to take on a seemingly endless stream of lacklustre big screen projects. With a résumé that already includes the maligned Arthur remake, an odious Valentine’s Day and the *ahem* unforgettable Elektra, Garner can now add Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green to her growing list of movie mistakes.
• Giving a new meaning to the term “family film,” Angelina Jolie’s children Pax and Zahara Jolie-Pitt will join their mother for small roles in Disney’s live-action fantasy movie Maleficent. The 8-year-old and 7-year-old (respectively) join 4-year-old sister Vivienne, who is playing the young version of Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning). Visual effects and production designer Robert Stromberg is making his feature directing debut. [Deadline]
- Adam B. Vary
Disney’s ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ will be in full bloom for the holidays as it will be released on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, High Definition Digital and On-Demand platforms on December 4. The imaginative story was written and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Peter Hedges, and stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Dianne Wiest and Cj Adams in the title role. ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ follows a happily married couple, Jim and Cindy Green, played by Edgerton and Garner, who dream about what it would be like to have a child. On a stormy night, Timothy shows up on their doorstep. Soon they realize the unexpected can [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $39.99
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
The family-oriented PG-rated movie tells the story of a young married couple (Garner and Edgerton) who are having fertility problems when it comes to having a baby. Dreaming of the possibilities, they bury a box in their backyard which contains all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child arrives on their doorstep—and he appears that he may have literally grown out of their garden! So, young Timothy Green (Adams) may be something more than he initially appears to be—and his strange arrival is »
New 'Odd Life of Timothy Green' movie delivered lots of weird drama & interesting plot. Walt Disney Pictures released their new drama/fantasy flick "Odd Life of Timothy Green." I just checked it out,and I thought it was definitely an odd movie to say the least. The storyline seemed very interesting,mostly because Timothy just sprouted up from the ground to be these folk's son for a while. That could only be interesting. The movie stars: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Cj Adams, Ron Livingston, Dianne Wiest, Odeya Rush, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith,and Common. In the new flick, a happily married couple named Cindy and Jim Green are told they can't conceive children,so one day, they write down what type of child they would like to have and put it in a box. Then they buried it in the back yard. One night, a big storm goes down, »
Despite all the famous character actor faces in The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Diane Wiest, M. Emmet Walsh, David Morse, Common…), the true star of the film is, perhaps not surprisingly, the titular twelve-year-old boy himself. Cj Adams has the more than herculean task of not only acting opposite some great actors but also of carrying the very film. The entire picture hinges around his performance – and one’s willingness to accept that this precocious kid can change the lives of all he interacts with, let alone the fact that the kid’s got leaves growing out of his ankles. In the following interview, Cj Adams discusses the process of getting the starring role, what it was like to work alongside such famous faces, and how he interprets who the mysterious Timothy Green really is. For the full interview, hit the jump. And If you missed them, »
- Tommy Cook
What's odd, and green, and full of life? Timothy Green, of course! Cj Adams stars as the title character in Walt Disney Pictures' The Odd Life of Timothy Green, in theaters this weekend. The story follows a young married couple who discover that the child they've always wished for has magically appeared, as if he sprang from the soil, in their backyard. We sent our own Ryan J. Downey to find out more about this fantasy adventure. Watch as he chats with Cj, along with Cindy and Jim Green themselves, Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, as well as writer/director Peter Hedges, to find out more about The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
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This weekend, parents who want to take their children to the movies have two family-friendly options featuring rather misunderstood young boys: Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Focus Features' 3-D animated movie ParaNorman. In The Odd Life of Timothy Green, C.J. Adams (Dan in Real Life) plays a young boy literally wished into existence who sees life differently from the other boys his age. In ParaNorman, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) lends his voice to Norman Babcock, a young boy in a small town who has the ability to see, and speak with, the dead.
We recently got a chance to speak with Jennifer Garner about playing Timothy's mother in The Odd Life, and she said that parents should allow their kids "to be funky" and "to have their eccentricities." Garner's sentiments were echoed by Smit-McPhee regarding his character in ParaNorman, explaining that Norman is "bullied because he's different, »
- BrentJS Sprecher
Just like in "Juno," Jennifer Garner wants to be a mom. In the upcoming family film "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," she and Joel Edgerton play a married couple who can't bear children. One day, they make a wish and magical little boy (C.J. Adams) comes into their lives. HitFix's Gregory Ellwood sat down with the star to discuss the film. Watch the video above. "This is the first time I really played a mom," Garner says, explaining what drew her to the project. She also notes that she loved the quirkiness of the script, while acknowledging the film's realist »
- Dave Lewis
Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green opened to $2.3 million at the Wednesday box office as it looks to build midweek heat before the weekend. Peter Hedges directs Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton in the fantasy-drama, about a childless couple who dream up a 10-year-old boy, played by Cj Adams. Photos: 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' Premiere: Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton Celebrate Disney's Homegrown Family Film Timothy Green nabbed an A- CinemaScore, although reviews have been mixed. The film's target audience is females and families. Last Wednesday, Sony's adult-skewing dramedy Hope Springs
- Pamela McClintock
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Release Date: August 15, 2012
Plot: A married couple (Edgerton and Garner) looking to have a child are stunned to find their dream child (Adams) randomly show up in their house one rainy night.
Who’S It For? This is a PG-rated movie for families about parenting. The content is safe for families, though it does focus most on experiences older folk would only understand (such as dingus bosses, or the lack of glamor working crummy simple-minded jobs).
Expectations: I hadn’t much to think of this one, other than its casting, which primarily meant the intrigue of Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Warrior) in a Disney movie. When I heard this one was directed by Peter Hedges, I was reminded that »
- Nick Allen
The young boy played by C.J. Adams at the center of writer-director Peter Hedges' (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?) new movie in theaters, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, views life a bit differently from other children, but that's not too surprising considering he was wished into existence by a desperate couple — played by Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton — longing for a child.
We recently got a chance to chat with Garner about the movie and she said that, though she hasn't had any fertility issues herself, "a ton" of her friends have so it was easy to put herself in their shoes and imagine what it would be like. Garner has three children of her own with husband Ben Affleck and offered this advice to parents who worry about their children's odd behavior: "Kids are kids and they're allowed to be funky and they're allowed to have their eccentricities. »
- BrentJS Sprecher
In creating his entertainment empire, Walt Disney knew that his company needed to branch out beyond animation. Those hand-drawn classics took a long time to craft, so he first produced adventure flicks out of England before his take on Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which was a box office sensation in 1954. Establishing a live-action division, Walt released several family flicks over the next few decades ranging from adventures like Swiss Family Robinson to the kids comedies featuring Herbie, the Love Bug and The Apple Dumpling Gang. Oops, almost forgot the tear-jerkers, those warm family flicks like Follow Me Boys and ( gulp! ) Old Yeller ( I recall a stand-up comic saying that the flick was a test that parents could give their kids-if the kid cried at the end of Yeller, then he was normal ). Many of the movies would be chopped up and turned into multiple episodes of that Sunday night TV staple, »
- Jim Batts
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