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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)

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An 11-year-old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200-pound polar bear.

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Tom McCarthy

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Tom McCarthy (screenplay by), Stephan Pastis (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winslow Fegley ... Timmy Failure
Ophelia Lovibond ... Patty Failure
Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Crocus
Craig Robinson ... Mr. Jenkins
Kyle Bornheimer ... Crispin
Ai-Chan Carrier ... Corrina Corrina
Chloe Coleman ... Molly Moskins
Kei ... Rollo Tookus
Caitlin Weierhauser Caitlin Weierhauser ... Flo
Alan H. King Alan H. King ... Principal Scrimshaw
Santiago Veizaga ... Gunnar
Ruby Matenko ... Maxine Schellenberger
Sheldon Hanai Sheldon Hanai ... Corrina's Dad
Rachel Bentzen Rachel Bentzen ... Corrina's Nanny
Daniel Chai ... Doctor
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An 11-year-old boy who believes that he is the best detective in town runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200-pound polar bear.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and mild action

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Airborne See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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This is the first Disney's live-action film of 2020s to be rated PG by the MPA. See more »


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Float On
Written by Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci and Eric Judy
Performed by Modest Mouse
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A Different Kind Of Family Comedy That Different Kids Will Relate To
10 February 2020 | by bobbyd61074See all my reviews

This movie is no failure. But I'm not sure it's a complete success either. I laughed more than my nine year old son did. Additionally, I found myself pausing the movie frequently to explain how much of what was being seen on screen was in the young boys head. And that he was the only one playing along with his imagination/fantasy. The rest of the cast were his foils...not really in on his schemes.

For no other reason, it's worth seeing for the imaginative script. The lead actor kind of wore on me. The monotone thing was only cute for so long. He needed a little bit more range. May not be the youngsters fault rather the director's box that he was put in. Either way prepare for a mini Joe Friday..."Just the Facts Mam" from credits to credits.

This is an odd one. Funny while tip toeing in the pediatric learning disability/mental illness waters. This is a good thing. My son actually asked me to pause the movie during a scene where the protagonist found himself in trouble in school due to his wild imagination. My son proceeds to share how difficult concentrating in class is for him. This was so interesting because lately I've noticed some things that made me wonder about ADHD. I'm not going to diagnose him but I will now look into this. The fact that he initiated this conversation came across like he was asking for help so help it will be. I love him! This wasn't my favorite movie but it may have helped my family and possibly help others too. Well done!


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