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About THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN from DISNEY: 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.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of 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.

My Review: A couple nights ago my husband and one of our daughters joined me to see an early screening of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN. When I go to see movies I actually try not to read up on them too much before hand. I realized that I had taken this rule a bit too seriously in the past when I was at a movie not too long ago and I was surprised when I was handed 3D glasses. In the case of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, I was very happy I had followed my own rule. I’ve found it easier to stay in the moment and really enjoy movies when you have no further thoughts except what is actually happening. And this was one of those movies that moves you to a different place and time.

I don’t normally declare my love for a movie like I am going to do now… but I absolutely loved it. You all know that my sweet two year old joined our family through adoption… and that we tried for years to have her before we chose adoption to grow our family. Having said that all… there were moments in this film that really tugged at my heart. I won’t lie… I bawled like a baby. There were other people {okay, other women} that were also patting tears from their eyes, but I’m pretty sure I was one of the only one that could have used a tissue the size of Texas to sop up my monster tears. The more I think about it I bet the other ones that were sniffling were mothers, I might have been the only adoptive mother though. Both my husband and daughter thought it was a good movie but it didn’t touch them like it did me. There are some very sweet moments that would capture the attention of anyone at any age so it would be a good movie for all ages as long as they don’t need high energy or action to enjoy a movie.

“But regardless of all that, this movie is all about hope and how only you control your own life. No matter what you are given in life you control how it makes you feel and how you chose to spend your days. I felt that it reiterated that as long as you have hope you have it all! I left the movie feeling very blessed.” Grab your best girl friend and a box of tissues and see this movie!


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THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday, August 15th!

Thank you to the PR company that provided me and my family an early screening of this movie to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.

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  • I know this movie came out quite a while ago, but I have yet to see it! Now, my interest has been renewed and I want to rent it tonight! 🙂 Thanks for a great review!

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