The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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

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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.

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.

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Increasingly irritating.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Increasingly irritating.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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.