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In this trailer for The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a kid grows in the yard for Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner

08.09.2011by:

This film is going to be a real tearjerker...unless you have no soul.

Before I watched the trailer or even read the plot, I assumed that THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN would be a quirky indie comedy about a guy having a mid-life crisis. This is not even close. The screenplay was written by Peter Hedges (WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE) and came from an idea from Ahmet Zappa. Yes, son of the awesome Frank Zappa. Hedges is also helming.

The film stars Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as a couple who are told that they cannot have a child. After having a few drinks of wine together, they start to dream about what their kid would be like writing down each thought. When they are done they take the pieces of paper and place them in a box. Then the result is not only a miracle but makes me want to cry.

Check it out below.

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."

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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6:40PM on 08/09/2011

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If my wife and I buried a box in the garden and any kind of creature arose from it, I'd run away quickly. It wouldn't be a miracle, it would be a demon or faerie. Either choice would be dangerous and scary.
If my wife and I buried a box in the garden and any kind of creature arose from it, I'd run away quickly. It wouldn't be a miracle, it would be a demon or faerie. Either choice would be dangerous and scary.
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6:18PM on 08/09/2011
The idea is touching, but the execution here is weak. That kid came off as snarky having spoken just 2 words. He wasn't cute or anything. I couldn't empathize with him. Also, when the couple was sketching out their kid and getting drunk, I really wanted a car to plow through the house and kill them. Finally, why is Disney basically reusing the Couple-Can't-Have-Kids idea that they already distributed in Up?
The idea is touching, but the execution here is weak. That kid came off as snarky having spoken just 2 words. He wasn't cute or anything. I couldn't empathize with him. Also, when the couple was sketching out their kid and getting drunk, I really wanted a car to plow through the house and kill them. Finally, why is Disney basically reusing the Couple-Can't-Have-Kids idea that they already distributed in Up?
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10:31AM on 08/10/2011
You make it sound like this is a rip-off of Up.

The real question would be why Jennifer Garner is playing another wannabe mom who can't have kids after Juno.
You make it sound like this is a rip-off of Up.

The real question would be why Jennifer Garner is playing another wannabe mom who can't have kids after Juno.
5:38PM on 08/09/2011

Soulless?

Call me crazy, but if my way of dealing with the inability to have children is to bury my wishlist-baby™ in the garden, only to have it appear to me half-grown and calling me Dad, I'd be crying in terror; not of heart-warming joy.
Call me crazy, but if my way of dealing with the inability to have children is to bury my wishlist-baby™ in the garden, only to have it appear to me half-grown and calling me Dad, I'd be crying in terror; not of heart-warming joy.
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