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
In an interview, CJ Adams said that he was 10 at the time of filming, "just before my [11th] birthday [in 2011]". In the same interview, he said that the movie poster of the title character's legs with leaves growing from them were not his but a body double's. See more »
Almost at the end, when Cindy and Jim unearth the box and open it, It's is raining, so the letter is supposed to get wet. But later when the letter is shown to adoption officer It is clean, just like new. See more »
[tries to cut the leaves off Timothy's legs but the prune shears breaks]
This isn't gonna work is it
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I am all for sweet, romantic, family themed fantasy movies. I am a Disney fan. And to me, this movie is a waste of time. It is not heavy enough on the fantasy aspect, one could have done much more to explain how all this came about.
The movie is filmed with a lighting that often makes it impossible to see what is going on. Why do people think that mysterious scenes are to be filmed on sets that are darker than my Granny's coal cellar?
Jenny Garner is one of my favorite actresses since ALIAS and I even forgave her the Electra disaster. In this movie though, she is overacting like a theater novice and the whiny little child is annoying.
Just one big disappointment.
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