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Monday’s Movie Musings; The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2013)


Monday’s Movie Musings is a new feature here at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts. The idea of this feature is to have all of my movie things occuring in one place. Whether it is a review, article, or something else, this feature will just be all about movies.

This week I have for you all a mini-review of The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy GreenDirected By: Peter Hedges
Adapted By: Peter Hedges
Book Written By: Ahmet Zappa
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Main Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, and CJ Adams
Format: Cinema {OUT NOW}
Add It: IMDB

(From IMDB) A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Sometimes When We

When I first saw the trailer for this film, I was instantly intrigued. I thought it sounded like an interesting concept, a magical tale with a lovely heart-warming disney feel to the overall film. In some ways I wasn’t disappointed but I still felt that the film failed to live up to the high expectations that I put on it. However, it was a nice, lovely film that I would be able to watch again and one that makes you feel just a little bit warmer on the inside. I would recommend it to others but I do know that this film isn’t for everyone and you really have to be in the mood to enjoy an easy family film.

Close Our Eyes

The concept of Timothy Green was really quite magical and actually something I’d expect to find hidden in one of Celia Ahern’s books. Cindy and Jim are desperate for a child so when they’re told that it is physically impossible to have one of their own, they try to imagine what their child would be like if they could have one. They put all of their wishes and hopes in a box and then they bury it in the guarden. They’re ready to move on with their life and take the next step but then, a magical storm occurs on their house and Timothy Green is born – from their box of wishes. The film then follows his journey in Cindy and Jim’s lives in a touching way that really makes you feel warmth inside. All of the characters were played really well, their acting managing to cause emotion to rise up within the audiences.

And Make A Wish

While this film is unlikely to win any awards, it is one that is edited well with an inspiring soundtrack and some really beautiful shots – such as an amazing scene in the woods made with autumn leaves. But there is also nothing spectacular or special about the editing – not that there needs to be – it is just simple editing that works well to bring the rawness of the magic to life. The script worked well for the screen, although there were a few odd moments that I was unsure about, but, overall, it worked well for the film. It brought this story to life in a way that really showed how unique this film really is.

It Comes True

This film is one that is incredibly touching and really gets you thinking. It shows you to never be afraid and to always be open to love. It gives this couple a chance and shows them to never give up on your dreams, no matter what life throws at you. It is a lovely film that I look forward to watching again and would recommend to others. It may not be as powerful as other Disney films, nor as heart-warming as other films within the genre, but it is a good film with a small sprinkle of magic. All the film is asking for is for you to simply believe.

Three Stars



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