Friday, May 31, 2013

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

A couple (Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner) spin a fantastical yarn to a disbelieving social worker (Shohreh Aghdashloo) detailing how, after receiving the devastating news that they were unable to conceive, had their dreams fulfilled when their ideal, ephemeral child appeared on their front porch. Peter Hedges's The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a soppy movie from Walt Disney, made in the same vein as their older live-action films, and features silly story elements and one-dimensional characters. It is funny in parts however and has its heart in the right place.