The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

Director/writer Peter Hedges 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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 15, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It means well, but The Odd Life of Timothy Green is ultimately too cloyingly sentimental -- and thinly scripted -- to satisfy all but the least demanding viewers.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Odd indeed.

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Richard Roeper

"There comes a point where "Odd Life of Timothy Green" is just too sentimental and too odd."

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Angie Errigo
Metro (UK)

It's supposed to be magical and charming, of course, but it's more annoying than engaging.

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Amanda Mae Meyncke

The film is schmaltzy and very saccharine, so sweet it'll give you a toothache.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A fable about parenting and its accompanying joys and sorrows, done in the trademark Walt Disney style of pleasant, feel-good entertainment that doesn't leave much of an emotional trace.

Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

From director and writer Peter Hedges comes a wonderful tale about the power of intention, being careful of what you wish for, self-acceptance, love, loss, and new beginnings.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

It's hard to believe that Hedges once wrote some decent light fiction (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, An Ocean in Iowa) before he started making greeting-card movies like Dan in Real Life and this one.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Mostly, The Odd Life of Timothy Green feels contrived , if undeniably sweet.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Likely to please younger audiences who will find the simple, fairy story style arc comfortingly familiar and the central protagonist quirkily relatable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Odd indeed. The premise of this film had me intrigued from the start, and even though the idea behind this premise even happening is bizarre and silly, I was… More
Everett Johnson
"Odd Life of Timothy Green" is one of those movies where you just have to go with it, or you won't enjoy it at all. It's about a couple,… More
Cynthia S.
When I saw the previews of this movie, I honestly thought that it looked kind of silly. Well..I couldn't have been more wrong. This fantasy movie was just… More
Manu Gino
He's a force of nature. Great Film! Disney written all over it!I wish Disney made more movies like this. Totally clean, nothing even remotely possibly… More
Nate Zoebl
My friend and critical colleague Ben Bailey had warned me about The Odd Life of Timothy Green and he quite eloquently voiced his dumbfounded musings, which I… More
Edward Boxler
In the Disney studio's latest attempt at invoking the "aw shucks" reaction out of their audience, The Odd Life of Timothy Green misses the mark… More