OWL Assistant Editor, Kendra Brown, is back with another movie review. Let’s hear what she has to say about The Odd Life of Timothy Green!
It’s been a summer full of superheroes, aliens, prehistoric pals, and wimpy kids. And now? A boy who grows out of the ground with leaves on his legs in The Odd Life of Timothy Green!
One stormy night in Stanleyville, Cindy and Jim Green dream up what their ideal child would be like. Writing down personality traits, including honest, artistic and musical, on pieces of paper, they place them all in a box and then bury it in their garden. Later that night, after a mysterious wind blows through their backyard, the couple wake up to find a real boy named Timothy on their doorstep. One of the first things Cindy and Jim notice about Timothy are the leaves growing on his ankles. But soon, Cindy and Jim, along with the entire town of Stanleyville, start to realize that’s not the only special thing about this boy.
Here are three thoughts about this movie:
1. It’s unique. The premise of the movie is definitely different. I mean, a boy who magically sprouts from the ground with leaves growing on his legs? There are lots of little touches throughout the movie that make it unique, and even magical, like Timothy’s special friendship with a girl named Joni. One of my favourite scenes is when Cindy follows Joni to find out what she and Timothy are up to. What she discovers is pretty amazing.
2. It’s touching. Timothy and Joni’s friendship isn’t the only part of the movie that will warm your heart. In fact, there are so many touching parts of the movie that you may want to keep a tissue handy (you know I did). Some of the scenes may be a bit too sappy for some, but you’ll probably still be rooting for Timothy during one particular soccer game.
3. It may not be for you. Especially if you’re more into action, adventure, or comedy. This movie has some fun and funny moments, for sure, but it also has plenty of emotional scenes and life lessons. I think it’s a good one to go see with the family.
Overall, I enjoyed this movie. I just wish it had less tears and more laughs because, well, I love to laugh!
The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens in theatres today. Do you think you and your family will go see it?
Kendra will be back on Friday to tell us about another new movie, ParaNorman, which hits theatres this weekend, so make sure you come back to read that review, too!