The Odd Life of Timothy Green is from the Oscar nominated writer-director Peter Hedges (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Dan in Real Life). The film is a magical tale of a couple (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) in the midst of wedded bliss with hopes of starting a family.
They despairingly wonder what their dream child will look like as the couple is unable to have children. Suddenly one stormy evening, a young child appears on their doorstop. Garner and Edgerton’s characters are stunned, as are their neighbors in the tiny hamlet of Stanleyville, when they learn a lesson about the unexpectedness of the gifts of life. We don’t choose our destiny in The Odd Life of Timothy Green, it chooses us.
Joining Garner and Edgerton in the cast are Ron Livingston, Oscar winner Dianne Wiest, Rosemarie DeWitt, M. Emmet Walsh, Odeya Rush and Common.
You’ll never guess who crafted the story: Ahmet Zappa (yes, Frank’s son!).