The Odd Life of Timothy Green


The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Critics Consensus

It means well, but The Odd Life of Timothy Green is ultimately too cloyingly sentimental -- and thinly scripted -- to satisfy all but the least demanding viewers.



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Director/writer Peter Hedges brings enchantment to the screen with The Odd Life of Timothy Green, an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim -- and their small town of Stanleyville -- learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts. -- (C) Disney

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Jennifer Garner
as Cindy Green
Joel Edgerton
as Jim Green
Dianne Wiest
as Bernice Crudstaff
C.J. Adams
as Timothy Green
Rosemarie DeWitt
as Brenda Best
Ron Livingston
as Franklin Crudstaff
M. Emmet Walsh
as Uncle Bub
Odeya Rush
as Joni Jerome
Lin-Manuel Miranda
as Reggie Marks
Lois Smith
as Aunt Mel
David Morse
as James Green Sr.
as Coach Cal
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  • Mar 09, 2019
    If you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2013
    My friends encouraged me to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green telling me how heartfelt this was. And I was utterly disappointed. I am not a fan of Timothy, and the drama was dry and not so enchanting. The magic didn't work for me.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2013
    A beautiful, emotional, and often unexpected movie for all ages.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2013
    When I saw the previews of this movie, I honestly thought that it looked kind of silly. Well..I couldn't have been more wrong. This fantasy movie was just wonderful. It was sweet, funny, charming, and a complete all around wonderfully likeable family film. If this movie doesn't warm your heart, nothing will....
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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