The Odd Life of Timothy Green Movie Trailer
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Movie Trailer #2MPAA Rating: PG, for mild thematic elements and brief language
Runtime: Approx. 100 minutes
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Ron Livingston
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Peter Hedges
Release Date: August 15, 2012
The Odd Life of Timothy Green - Official Synopsis
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.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green - Fun for Families
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a modern day fable or fairy tale. Fables are often magical and mystical. They tell extraordinary stories that are captivating enough to stand the test of time, and they also generally convey a moral or lesson. Usually, fables involve talking animals, but not always. I think of The Odd Life of Timothy Green as a fable more than a fairy tale because of the strong moral and lack of powerful magical beings like wizards or witches.
With such a strong example of a modern day tale, the movie provides an excellent opportunity to teach kids about all kinds of mythical stories and allow them to create one of their own. A modern day fable is even more challenging than one set in olden days of kings and queens and horse drawn carriages. So if your child is particularly good at writing, challenge her to set a fairy tale or fable in modern day. Once you see the movie, discuss the story attributes, characters and setting and analyze how well the filmmakers did in telling a timeless story with a profound lesson.