The Odd Life of Timothy Green Synopsis
A boy appears on the doorstep of a couple who cannot wait to start a family.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are appealing together as far from perfect parents, and CJ Adams has that ability of so many child actors...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The kid is a charmer, the message is heartfelt - love your kids while you can - and, OK, the ending might jerk a few tears, even from a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie should have been called Diary of a Wimpy Forrest Gump. It's genuinely soft-hearted (you're all but guaranteed to cry) but...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The film's earnestness makes up for its high corn factor.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Hedges is a determined romantic and a bit of a saphead. He's also humane.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Drama/comedy fables such as "Big" and "13 Going on 30" effectively transported viewers to their whimsical alternate reality. But Timothy...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's the sort of thing you'll either find enchanting or an excellent reason to reach for the Scotch.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
If the movie's story is anything but daring, it does takes guts to make a movie so shamelessly emotional as this one. Not that guts are the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Although little Timothy does arrive in unusual circumstances, his story will feel familiar to anyone who's encountered Hollywood's...
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A Warm and Genuinely Entertaining Family Movie.

By Alon Patterson
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The story, albeit implausible, was well crafted, fun to watch and emotionally moving. I see literally hundreds of movies each on screens all around the world. It's...

Odd Life of Timothy Green

By JudyE65
This was a very cute movie, different, and I really liked it. I took my 6 year old granddaughter and her 9 year old friend and they both really liked it. No scarey parts, just a good old story of a...


By suemarie
Sweet, heartwarming movie that will put a big smile on your face. A boy suddenly comes into the life of a couple that wanted a child more than anything. Timothy has an affect on those who's lives he...

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By b-k-w
LOVED IT!! This movie is appropriate for all ages. Definately a feel good movie for the whole family. The acting was excellent and the little boy who plays Timothy is precious....

Sweet movie!

By adoptamom
This movie lived up to my expectations after seeing the promos on TV. My five and seven-year old grandchildren loved it and it held their attention for the entire movie. I was pleased that it was a...

Touching film

By Catalina.walker
My family and I enjoyed this deeper topic of infertility. My 8yr old was apprehensive, but did enjoy the humor Timothy brought to the plot. I enjoyed the unexpected character...the pencil. The...


By rgon16
The story is definitely a little odd, but you can't help falling in love with Timothy. He is the cutest little boy ever and the movie all around is heart warming. You will definitely tear up a bit...


By wildman92832
I love all types of movies. From the trailers, I was not too sure about this one, but then I read a review here that said it was "the PERFECT movie" in every way. I I decided to give it a chance....

Great Family Movie

By arkia72
I took my 5 year-old and 9 year-old, girl & boy. Both really liked the movie. They understood it and felt the emotions with the movie. It is rare to find a gem that involves both genders and age...

The clips on tv do not do this movie justice

By Judeaca
Took my son for his 10th birthday with a bunch of famiily and it was between this and Diary of a Wimpie Kid. I was glad my son opted for this movie. Usually I am very antsy and get sleepy in kids...

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Rated PG | For Mild thematic elements and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Tearjerking family drama about the magic of raising a kid.
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