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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • 2012
  • US
  • 105 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Peter Hedges
  • Written by: Peter Hedges
  • Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams
  • UK release: 5 April 2013

Infertile parents Cindy (Garner) and Jim (Edgerton) are surprised when a mud-covered 10-year-old boy appears at their house, claiming them as his mum and dad. This Disney-style fairytale is well-meaning but too sentimental and contrived, and the combination of sensitive adult themes and family-friendly style seems misguided.

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

22 Mar 20132 stars

Misguided combination of emotionally sensitive adult themes and Disney fairytale coating

Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a film as peculiar as its name suggests. But while certainly ambitious and well-meaning in concept, its execution feels a little too sentimental and contrived to be taken seriously. The film follows devoted…

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