Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” one of the year’s most uplifting and enchanting family films, springs up on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, High Definition Digital and On-Demand platforms on December 4, 2012. It’s the perfect, must- own family-film for audiences of all ages to enjoy and snuggle up to this coming holiday season.
From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), and starring Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Oscar® winner Dianne Wiest and CJ Adams as Timothy Green, comes this highly imaginative story about a happily married couple whocan’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. Then one stormy night young Timothy shows up on their doorstep. Soon they and the small town in which they live learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. The story is written by Ahmet Zappa(“American Gangster,” “Changeling”).
What We Think- The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a heartwarming film to share with your whole family. In this story a couple who cannot conceive a child on their own, Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) Green, write down everything they would wish for in a child, including the name Timothy. They put their wishes in a box and bury it in their yard. That night strange things happen. It rains only over their house. Then a dirt covered little boy with leaves sprouting from his legs shows appears and says his name is Timothy.
Cindy and Jim realize this gift from their garden is meant to be their child and they immediately take him in as their own. Timothy helps the Greens learn to be parents while making a few mistakes along the way. The movie shares many touching messages including how family is who you make it. I loved watching Cindy and Jim learn how to balance being parents while letting their little boy grown on his own and experience life. That is always a challenge of parenting. This movie is a tear-jerker so be sure to have tissues on hand.
This movie is rated PG. My girls are (almost) 7 and 9 years old both enjoyed it. The ending is sad but they both handled it well and it lead to a nice family discussion in the car ride home. Overall The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a touching movie for the whole family.
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Blu-ray Combo Pack provides viewers with the chance to delve deeper into this captivating movie experience through never-before-seen bonus features, including the documentary“Family Roots: Bringing ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ to the Screen,” which looks at this unique family story and the creative team that brought it to life; “Glen Hansard: Behind ‘This Gift” – the Academy Award® winning songwriter tells how he and Marketa Irglova crafted the moving end-credits song; “This Gift” Music Video by Glen Hansard; Five all-new deleted scenes; and a director audio-commentary.