August 18, 2012
Not your typical Disney movie. Very sentimental and very philosophical. A real tear jerker but happy ending. People who expected a slapstick romp or a comedy left 2/3rds of the way through. Timothy is designed to be the kid every parent could love---a kid with a huge heart. Timothy is an accurate portrayal of a gifted child: some big talents yet some big flaws. Beautiful art, able to engage and motivate adults yet ignorant of some knowledge people presume all kids know---honest to a fault yet inspirational. A sharp contrast to the social climbing relatives who drill their kids mercilessly, brag about a gifted program at a school like it is a social badge and are basically dead inside. The agenda of the movie comes through pretty clear: to clearly show how the heart, soul, and talent of a truly gifted child comes from within and is not beat into them by pushy parents.
If you want an extremely heartwarming movie this is it. Shallow romp, look elsewhere.
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