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I had a chance to watch The Odd Life of Timothy Green with my 6-year-old daughter this week.
I went into the movie with reasonable expectations. It was a Disney movie, had a good cast... I figured it would be pretty good. It was actually really good. By the end of the movie I was pretty glad that I stuffed extra napkins in my bag for popcorn clean up because they served as tissues in a couple of points during the movie.
Here's a synopsis of the movie:
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
The movie was inspiring without being cheesy. It touched on some deep issues but my young daughter kept up with most of it. What she missed actually served as good fodder for discussion between us after the movie. In this way, I would not only recommend this movie to adults, but also as a family movie to be enjoyed and to maybe spark some discussion and thinking.
I thought the whole cast did a great job, but I was particularly impressed with CJ Adams who I thought did an incredible job portraying a child wise beyond his years.
All in all, a definite must see for the whole family!