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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

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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.

Director:

Peter Hedges

Writers:

Peter Hedges (screenplay), Ahmet Zappa (story)
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Cindy Green
Joel Edgerton ... Jim Green
CJ Adams ... Timothy Green
Odeya Rush ... Joni Jerome
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Evette Onat
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Brenda Best
David Morse ... James Green, Sr.
M. Emmet Walsh ... Uncle Bub
Lois Smith ... Aunt Mel
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Reggie
Dianne Wiest ... Ms. Bernice Crudstaff
Ron Livingston ... Franklin Crudstaff
James Rebhorn ... Joseph Crudstaff
Common ... Coach Cal
Michael Arden ... Doug Wert
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Storyline

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 napierslogs

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He's a force of nature.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Feature film debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Green: [about his legs] Not everybody has these.
Timothy Green: Yep.
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Like Woe
Written by J.R. Rotem (as Jonathan Rotem) and The Ready Set (as Jordan Witzigreuter)
Performed by The Ready Set
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A good feel movie for the whole Family.
16 August 2012 | by stefaniecreechSee all my reviews

I was able to see this movie on a rare night out with my children, ages 13,11,9,7,and 6. It's hard to find a movie that the whole family could enjoy but ALL of them didn't move the whole time. Not one asked to use the restroom, how much longer and what was happening. For any parent you know that it is a HUGE plus!

As for the movie itself, it is by far NOT the best movie around. However, when you can walk away from a movie and reflect on how it relates to your own life then you have a winner.

I am not sure if those without children could appreciate this movie. If you have children and can't appreciate it then there is something amiss in your life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Odd Life of Timothy Green See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,822,903, 19 August 2012

Gross USA:

$51,854,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,012,642
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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