The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Disney family fantasy about a childless couple (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) who bury a box in their backyard containing all of their wishes for a son. One stormy night, a child is born, though young Timothy Green is not all that he appears. From director/writer Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?).

2012Rating: G, for mild thematic elements and brief language104 minsUSA
Kids & FamilyFantasy
65%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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With just the right dose of magic and no shortage of sentiment, this inspirational parenting tale plays like Mary Poppins in reverse.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The ghastliness of this damp and squishy comedy is the byproduct of a confused and earnest sentimentality.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The kind of full-bodied family film being pushed aside in favour of franchises and slam-bang confusion.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Increasingly irritating.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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Plays it too safe, scrupulously avoiding turning into a downer while nodding toward themes of mortality, aging, and loss.

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Variety

Variety

press

With just the right dose of magic and no shortage of sentiment, this inspirational parenting tale plays like Mary Poppins in reverse.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The ghastliness of this damp and squishy comedy is the byproduct of a confused and earnest sentimentality.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The kind of full-bodied family film being pushed aside in favour of franchises and slam-bang confusion.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Increasingly irritating.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Plays it too safe, scrupulously avoiding turning into a downer while nodding toward themes of mortality, aging, and loss.

0