Disney fans will adore The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Few entertainment studios have had such a titanic track record when it comes to producing films that satisfy a certain audience every single time. When it comes to live action family films, specifically, the institution’s latest fits right amongst their greatness. Inspired by the film’s leaves theme... Movie Fanatic's review reports that when things get sappy, Disney live action can be so perfectly sweet when done right.
Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are a middle American couple who adore their life and want to be blessed with only one thing: A child.
When they receive news that natural childbirth will never be a reality, the couple appears to hit rock bottom. But, they don’t. Garner’s Cindy and Edgerton’s Jim collectively decide to fill a wooden box with pieces of paper adorned with their wishes for their ideal child.
Burying the box in their farmland backyard, they head to bed as a storm ensues. Far beat it for us to reveal the exact storyline, but as audiences can gather from The Odd Life of Timothy Green trailer, the titular character emerges covered in mud, claiming to be their child.
C.J. Adams makes an announcement of his powerful screen presence as Timothy. He radiates youthful power that is fueled by the performances of Garner and Edgerton. As outrageous as the premise is, in the hands of Adams, every frame of film is beyond believable that a ten-year-old boy has risen from the earth to make the dream of a couple a reality.
One by one, every single one of their wishes for a child comes true. This is exactly where it helps to be a fan of the Disney Kool Aid. As an avid consumer of said liquid cinematic joy, The Odd Life of Timothy Green's central story is right in the studio’s wheelhouse.
The community where our new favorite family resides is the pencil capital of the world. Poor economics rears its head as the mill in town is threatened with a shutdown.
How does Timothy fit into that equation? What is Timothy’s secret?
Both of those questions are revealed by the end of the film. Writer and director Peter Hedges has painted a picture that is pure Disney and delivers for its vast fan base. The film’s themes resonate as its story captivates. And with the matriarch of this story (Garner) giving the performance of her career, The Odd Life of Timothy Green is one to witness.