Never in My Wildest Dreams
performed by Dan Auerbach See more »
Odd, imperfect, but cute family film
Although its wild premise is still mildly enjoyable, Timmy Failure suffers most from being too similar to other films of its kind, and not having much to show for itself. Winslow Fegley plays Timmy and throughout the film is surprisingly pretty good. The standout for me was Craig Robinson as the school counselor, who not only provided a much more down to earth emotional balance, but provided the strongest performance in my opinion as well. The film can be pretty funny from time to time, but the jokes really do seem to be all in one thing. The script can be quite average, and the story doesn't seem to know what to do with itself. Various plot points are expanded on within the film, but none truly seem to be that interesting to follow, or seem to hit their mark. The film can have a bit of a problem with pacing at times, and several eye-roll like moments throughout, but it does have its moments. In the end, Timmy Failure seems like a bit of a missed opportunity, but for those willing to give it a watch, its a cute film with a good message, and certainly isn't a total waste of time.
My Rating: 6.25/10
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