• The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Release Date: August 15th, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2012

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton) live in the town of Stanleyville, home of the Stanleyville Pencil Factory. Though happily married, Cindy and Jim long for a child; unfortunately, they are unable to conceive. They bury a box in their backyard, containing all their wishes for what they hope a child of theirs might be. When a boy named Timothy (CJ Adams) magically appears at their door, the Greens learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts.

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Dianne Wiest, CJ Adams, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, M. Emmet Walsh, Odeya Rush

Director: Peter Hedges

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy drama , Children

Production Co: Walt Disney Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Friend, Husband, Transformation, Son, Wife, Heartwarming, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Amy BiancolliSan Francisco Chronicle

    The kid is a charmer, the message is heartfelt - love your kids while you can - and, OK, the ending might jerk a few tears, even from a crank like me. OK, it did. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are appealing together as far from perfect parents, and CJ Adams has that ability of so many child actors to be pitch-perfect. show more

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