Young sleuth solves crimes in trailer for Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Based upon the series of novels by Stephan Pastis, TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE centers around the title character (Winslow Fegley), a young boy who runs his own detective agency (along with a 1,500-pound polar bear) in Portland, Oregan. Toss in a handful of other quirky characters, such as Timmy's mother (Ophelia Lovibond), her boyfriend (Kyle Bornheimer), teacher/nemesis (Wallace Shawn), guidance counselor (Craig Robinson), and you've got the makings of what looks to be a charming little adventure. TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE was directed by Tom McCarthy (SPOTLIGHT), who also wrote the script alongside Stephan Pastis.

The official synopsis for TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE:

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy, Disney+’s “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,” based on the best-selling book of the same name, follows the hilarious exploits of our quirky, deadpan hero, Timmy Failure, who, along with his 1,500-pound polar bear partner Total, operates Total Failure Inc., a Portland detective agency. An elementary school oddball, the clueless but confident Timmy (Winslow Fegley) must navigate the world of adults around him, including his overburdened mother (Ophelia Lovibond), her well-meaning boyfriend (Kyle Bornheimer), his teacher/nemesis (Wallace Shawn) and a school-mandated guidance counselor (Craig Robinson), all in his quest to become the best detective in the world.

TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE will debut at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, before landing on the Disney+ streaming service on February 7, 2020.

Source: Disney+

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