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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweetly moving!, August 20, 2012
This review is from: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Blu-ray)
When Cindy and Jim Green learn that they are not able to have children, they spend one final evening imagining what their child would have been like (a name of Timothy, a talented artist, a big heart, honest to a fault, etc.). They put all those qualities in a box and bury it in their garden in their effort to "move on." But unusual things happen that night - a huge storm rains only on their house and a little boy named Timothy (with leaves growing out of his ankles) shows up in their house, muddy and naked.

He immediately calls them Mom and Dad and, after realizing that he is a magical gift from the garden, they welcome him and the challenges of parenthood, learning along the way.

The plot is fantastic and a little plodding. After all, it's basically following a fairly normal ten year-old about his everyday activities. The real joy of this movie is the characters (and the talented actors who portray them). There are lots of meaningful messages in this film about what constitutes a family, what it means to be a parent, balancing protecting children and allowing them to grow, and honesty. I teared up several times and I certainly wasn't the only one in the audience pulling out the tissues.

There's nothing very surprising or shattering about this film, but sometimes it's good just to be reminded to take joy in the simple/important things in life.
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Initial post: Nov 30, 2012 10:05:25 PM PST
Justfornow says:
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 8:04:03 PM PST
I'm so glad it helped:)

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 5:03:35 PM PST
I really appreciated your feedback. Looking forward to seeing the movie at last.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 5:49:38 PM PST
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
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