The Odd Life of Timothy Green The title character of the heart-tugging fantasy crowd-pleaser The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a nerdishly sweet 10-year-old boy (CJ Adams) who lands on… The Odd Life of Timothy Green The title character of the heart-tugging fantasy crowd-pleaser The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a nerdishly sweet 10-year-old boy (CJ Adams) who lands on… 2012-08-15 Drama Joel Edgerton Jennifer Garner Ron Livingston Walt Disney Pictures
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

FAMILY FUN Jennifer Garner and CJ Adams bond in The Odd Life of Timothy Green
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FAMILY FUN Jennifer Garner and CJ Adams bond in The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2012; Genre: Drama; With: Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Garner and Ron Livingston; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

The title character of the heart-tugging fantasy crowd-pleaser The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a nerdishly sweet 10-year-old boy (CJ Adams) who lands on the doorstop of a childless couple (Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner). Adopting him, they discover that he isn't just different but, you know, special. He's got leaves growing out of his ankles, a way of lifting his arms up to the heavens like a junior Jesus (hello, evangelical demo!), and also a way of lifting the hearts of everyone he meets. Timothy is a magical boy, all right, but that doesn't keep him from being shy, awkward, wounded. The movie should have been called The Curious Diary of a Wimpy Forrest Gump. It's genuinely soft-hearted (you're all but guaranteed to cry) but mush-brained, too. B-

Originally posted Aug 14, 2012 Published in issue #1222 Aug 31, 2012 Order article reprints