Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Movie Review: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green

While in New York City, I was very fortunate to be invited to attend a screening of the new Disney movie, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, with adorable CJ Adams as the title character. In the movie, Cindy and Jim Green (Garner and Edgerton) have infertility issues that progress into an emotional scene where they imagine every characteristic of what their child would be like. In a fashion that only Disney could pull off, Timothy Green is 'born' out of their garden, where they had buried their hopes of having a child.

Was this movie predictable? Yes, but it was nonetheless absolutely heartwarming. Garner gives a beautiful and real performance as a mother, and Adams is inspiring and on point. He lets his character be himself and teaches us all the art of acceptance. Edgerton lets his character become the dad to Timothy that his never was. It is very fulfilling to watch this family come to fruition and thrive in the love they all have for each other. As Timothy showcases each of the characteristics his parents had dreamed for him, there is a twist in the movie that I invite you to go and experience first hand. This movie made me laugh, cry, and appreciate my family more than ever.

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green hits movie theaters August 15th.

Socks and a notebook I received at the screening.

Disney has also teamed up with Hanes for Operation Sock Drive, where you can find a location near you and donate new socks for families in need. Click the link to find a location near you!




  1. Sounds like there are some interesting fatherhood messages here. Thanks for the review!

  2. The socks were some of my favorite swag from NYC actually. And I like that you can actually PLANT the notebook cover! That's so cool. :)