After receiving bad news from a fertility doctor, Cindy and Jim Green try to bury their dreams of having a child by writing out all the great traits their child would have and putting them in a box in the garden. During a freak storm in the middle of the night, they awake to find a boy named Timothy, with leaves growing from his ankles, standing in their kitchen calling them mom and dad. Cindy and Jim are thrown into the midst of parenthood and over the coming months, Timothy will teach them more than they could have imagined about being parents and raising a child, no matter how he comes into their lives. Written by
This was a nice little movie. The plot device is quite interesting and original, something you don't see too often any more with all the sequels and prequels and spin offs. It's home grown boy, Timothy, is played superbly! There are the requisite small town villains, good folk, and people who learn lessons along the way. It is an affirmation of life, but there is death, too. I don't think little kids will be traumatized, though.
I'd say this movie would appeal to families, including young children, and people who like happy stories with a bit of a twist. It doesn't have any sexual content or vile language. It's a bit sad in the end, but then redeems itself, too.
The message about tolerance and friendship is pure Disney...and I don't mean that in a bad way. It just isn't terribly deep and profound. It's a charming way to spend a hot afternoon in a cool theater. Just bring a tissue if you are a blubberer. I heard more than one sniff and nose blower.
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