Leave it to Disney to leave me in tears. This past weekend my family and I had the pleasure of attending a screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Honestly, I was nervous that my boys (6 and 8) would just not be interested in this film. Well, I was wrong. They fell in love with Timothy just like the rest of the audience. It was tears all around me. ( Even the men)
Here is a little about the film:
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of 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.
Disney presents “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” with Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders and Jim Whitaker producing, story by Ahmet Zappa and screenplay by Peter Hedges. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is slated for release on August 15, 2012.
First I want to say that everyone should go see this movie! I haven’t been moved like in awhile. Maybe it’s because I’m parent, or even more so, a parent to a child that is considered “not typical”, but this movie really touched me. It made me think of parenting in a different light. It helped me realize once again that our children bring us gifts that we could have never imagined. That even in those not so perfect moments there is something unique to celebrate. I don’t want to give too much of the movie away because you’ll need to experience the magical moments yourself. I wouldn’t want to rob you. My only wish is that this film change the way some people think about kids that they might consider “odd”. That they can walk away from this movie with a new appreciation of the gifts that every child has to offer in whatever form.
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, August 15th!
Take a sneak peek:
Disclosure: My family and I attended a screening and party for The Odd Life of Timothy Green. That fact has no impact on how much I deeply loved this movie!