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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Jennifer Garner
Joel Edgerton
C. J. Adams
Odeya Rush
Dianne Wiest.
Directors
Peter Hedges.
Screenwriters
Peter Hedges.
Running Time
105 minutes

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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
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Plot
Timothy (Adams) is no ordinary ten year-old boy. For one thing, he has leaves growing out of his socks; for another he has no fixed abode. Luckily, he stumbles upon a couple yearning for a child of their own (Edgerton and Garner) who welcome him into their lives with fantastical results.


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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
This is the sort of family film they rarely make anymore, a gentle small-town tale of wounded, decent souls and the wide-eyed child who offers salvation. That moppet is the titular Timothy Green, who magically appears to childless Jim (Joel Edgerton) and Cindy (Jennifer Garner). That’s a genuinely touching hook, but it’s largely sidelined in a series of loose-y goose-y scenes where Timothy mends the broken hearts of a stellar supporting cast. While it’s hard not to like anything this wholesome, it does become overly cutesy despite the strong performances.


Verdict
The midway point between A.I. and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. It has quirky charm and a tender heart, but the treacly sentiment may become wearisome.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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