Wednesday, August 15, 2012
My sweet husband and I had the opportunity to preview this movie. We went to the preview not knowing one thing about the movie. From the first scene we were drawn in and stayed captivated through the end. What a movie!
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.
My husband and I found this movie especially poignant because we dealt with infertility and have a child that sees life differently, yet brings great joy to all around him! We laughed, we (I) cried, we were completely immersed in this movie! We absolutely loved it, and want to see it again! Then we want to buy it when it comes out on BluRay! Just watching the trailers again brought up all the joy, and memories and emotions that I felt watching it the first time.
I give The Odd Life of Timothy Green a great big thumbs up! It opens in theaters today, August 15th. Go see it! I think you'll love it!
Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to preview this movie for the purpose of a review. The opinions are all mine and free of charge!