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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Planted firmly in Family

  • “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” has gotten mixed reviews, and I understand why. First, the concept. A couple that longs to have a child is told they cannot, and in the midst of their pain, plant a box of scribbled notes that describe their perfect child. Overnight, the child grows in their garden.S...
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  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
    Planted firmly in Family
    “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” has gotten mixed reviews, and I understand why.
    First, the concept. A couple that longs to have a child is told they cannot, and in the midst of their pain, plant a box of scribbled notes that describe their perfect child. Overnight, the child grows in their garden.
    Second, the child actor. CJ Adams was doe eyed and adorable enough, but he lacked the maturity to really “feel” the part. Had he been, this movie would have gone to a different level. But then, maybe it would have been outside the boundaries of a cute family film.
    Do those two things make it a bad movie? No. Although :The Odd Life of Timothy Green” wasn't an amazing theatrical experience, it was very sweet, entertaining, and opens the heart.
    “The Odd life of Timothy Green” joins the ranks of movies like “Free Willy”, “ET” and “The Wizard of Oz”. One must choose to have a childlike view of this film to enjoy it. And if you do, you too might imagine leaves growing out of your legs.
    Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language, I give “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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