• Released
  • August 15, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 44 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 1,646 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A boy appears on the doorstep of a couple who cannot wait to start a family.

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Critic Ratings

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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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75

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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67

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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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The film's earnestness makes up for its high corn factor.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Hedges is a determined romantic and a bit of a saphead. He's also humane.
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63

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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60

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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50

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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50

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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40

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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Rated PG | For Mild thematic elements and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Tearjerking family drama about the magic of raising a kid.
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