A few weeks ago I was able to catch an advanced screening of “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”. Prior to seeing the film, I had only watched one of two previews and was not totally aware of everything the film would be about. Let me tell you this, the film is gorgeous. Not only is it filmed in a beautiful location, but the story itself is just amazing.
Here’s some background info on the film:
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”) 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 start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
When young Timothy suddenly comes into the lives of Cindy and Jim Green, they learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
This is one of those stories that I think will hit the multiples community hard, even though Timothy is not a multiples. Cindy and Jim Green (Garner and Edgerton are AMAZING) struggle with infertility in the first moments of the film and have given up hope. I know this is a moment that so many of us have been through and then they are given the best gift…Timothy (CJ Adams, who is beyond fantastic).
I cannot even begin to tell you how beautiful and heartwarming this film is. I will say you definitely need a box of tissues. I saw this with my friend Jenn and we absolutely lost it at one point during the film. I’m 99% positive the big burly man in front of me was crying just as hard as we were. Nobody is safe.
I’ll be posting fun recipes and crafts throughout the day via Facebook and Twitter that coincide with the film.
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” opens nationwide on August 15th. Will you be heading out to see it?