Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

What I liked:

  • Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton play convincing want-to-be parents.
  • CJ Adams is super cute and talented.
  • Great supporting cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Shohreh Aghdashloo, David Morse, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith, Dianne Wiest, Ron Livingston, Common and Odeya Rush.
  • One lesson that is taught - Be careful what you wish for.
  • Glen Hansard has a song in the credits.
Spoilers ahead...

What I didn't like
  • Not sure what the target demographic is for this film.  Parts are way to deep or sad for kids (a couple can't conceive, there is a death of a grandparent, loss of a child, etc.).  It could also be depressing for adults who are in similar situations with trying to have a child.
  • It's not very funny and most likely won't hold a young child's attention.
  • Spoiler ahead...It seems like a dark and twisted story line to give this couple their perfect child for a few months only to take him away.  It was hard enough to explain how this child came to be, now how do you explain that he is gone?
  • One of the lessons that can be learned is "It will all work out in the end".  Spoiler alert....Not sure using an adoption story is the best example of this.  I am sure people that are trying to adopt will say that it is not that easy.  It can take a lot of time and money.   This movie makes it look like it's nothing.

Grade: C+ 

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