Last night I took my two oldest daughters to see a screening of the new movie coming out next week, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green. I have to admit that it was my second time seeing it within the last week. I also had the opportunity to watch a screening last weekend in NYC during BlogHer’12 and it was so good I didn’t mind watching it a second time before it hits the theaters.
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,” 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.
I had been anxious to watch this film the first time I ever seen the trailer for it. It definitely has a unique story line which sounded very interesting and one of my favorite actresses just happens to star in the film. I just love movies with Jennifer Garner and I think they found the perfect role for her part in the movie. With this movie, I cried both times that I watched it. I cried a little less the second time around because I was prepared, but I couldn’t get away with not shedding some tears. I even seen my daughter’s wiping their eyes too.
For those that haven’t seen the trailer, take a peek at a clip of The Odd Life Of Timothy Green below:
While this movie does have a sad but happy ending, it is one of those movies you hope they have a sequel to. If you plan to see it in the theaters, be sure to bring a couple tissues.
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, August 15th! Even though I have seen this movie twice, I know I won’t mind watching it again and plan on adding it to my movie collection at home whenever it comes out on DVD as well.
Disclosure – I received a press invite to attend screenings for this film. This post is not a paid post and the opinions stated herein are 100% my own