for mild thematic elements and brief language
Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Dianne Wiest, CJ Adams
Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date/In Theaters
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Movie Summary
A magical story about a happy couple, Cindy and Jim Green who are excited about starting a family and dream about what their child would look like. Unexpectedly, young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night and everyone learns the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts.
The plot of The Odd Life of Timothy Green is summarized simply as a story about a childless couple who bury a box in their backyard containing all of their wishes for a child. The child suddenly appears, only he is not a normal child by any means. This simple description does not even begin to describe the beauty of this film by Disney. The heartwarming story will warm your soul as you get to know Timothy Green and follow him on his adventures. Let this family movie review tell you more.
The central theme of The Odd Life of Timothy Green is not about what makes Timothy different, but about the similarities that bind us all together. Timothy’s mother and father try to give him a normal life, as normal as a boy can be who spouts vines from his ankles. Timothy has compassion and the ability to heal hearts and he uses his abilities to help those in need without an ounce of hesitation. The Odd Life of Timothy Green movie is a story of hope, of never giving up and of finding the best in all of us.
The MPAA rated The Odd Life of Timothy Green movie PG for thematic elements and brief language. However, this parental guide to the movies thinks that it is a good pick for all members of the family. The positive themes far outweigh any objectionable content in the movie. The couple does have a glass of wine on the night when the doctor told them they could never have children. The focus of the movie is not on the alcohol consumption, but on the actions and feeling of the parents as they decide to bury a box in the garden with pieces of paper written with their wishes for the perfect child. There is much laughter and joy throughout the movie.
This family movie review thinks that this is a good movie for the entire family with very positive themes and values throughout. Every family is different and wishes to instill different values in their children. As far as recent movies go, this movie stands out as one of inspiration and hope. The family struggles with being different and in the beginning tries to hide Timothy’s differences. By the end of the movie, they embrace Timothy’s differences and so does the rest of the community. The theme of acceptance and tolerance stands out as the strongest message conveyed by this touching movie. This parental guide to the movies thinks this is a ‘must see’ for the entire family.
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