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: December 4, 2012
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33%
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68%



Critic Score: 33% 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
Richard Roeper.com

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

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Even allowing for a certain level of unreality in a movie intended as an allegory, The Odd Life of Timothy Green smells of contrivance and falseness.

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Amanda Mae Meyncke
Film.com

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.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Instead of wanting to turn over a new "leaf," I wound up OD-ing on sap.

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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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Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

As odd as the title suggests, this is a strange and dreadfully overwrought family yarn.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% 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