Don't you hate it when movies make you cry in front of your kids? Although my daughter are only young, they walked in on me watching " The Odd Life Of Timothy Green this morning, and wondered by I was crying. Savannah even came over to me and gave me a hug and kiss. :-) Did you see this movie when it was it was in theaters? And, did it make you tear up? For those of you who haven't seen the movie, I am not going to ruin the ending. But, just be prepared to have a fun box of tissues on hand. I think I went through half the box by the end of the movie. But, the tears were happy tears. :-)
I just love Jennifer Garner. She reminds me of the "girl next door," and does an amazing job at nailing different roles -- from being 13 going on 30, to kicking butt in her hit television series Alias years ago. And, now, she has done it again, as she portrays a middle aged woman who wants a child, but struggles with infertility issues with her husband. Even though she didn't have infertility issues, she drew on experiences from others, in order to nail this role and make you feel for the character she was playing.
Jennifer Garner's character Cindy, and her husband Jim, played by Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) are blessed with Timothy who comes to them unexpected (again, not going to ruin how for those who haven't seen it). The moment they lay eyes on him like any parent does their child, they both fall head over heels for him. The movie follows the family along, as they enjoy life together as a complete family. But, Timothy has a secret that begins to unravel -- this is where the water works started for me. And, as the movie progresses his time with the family is limited.
This heartwarming Disney film can be enjoyed by the whole family. And, with the holidays right around the corner, would make for a great stocking stuffer. I missed the movie when it was in theaters, but am so glad I finally got a chance to see it and can now add to my family's movie collection.The Odd Life Of Timothy Green will pull at your heartstrings, but leave you smiling when the credits begin rolling. Definitely a movie to watch time and again, as are any Disney classics.
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.