Preview: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)


A couple unable to have a child, put all their hopes and dreams into a small box and plant it in the garden. When a young boy grows out of the ground, their miracle child must face skepticism and speculation as he embolden's the couple's lives and those of others around him.

  • Poster: C+


Disney's marketing department could certainly be more creative than this, but it's a fine first step and is compelling in its simplicity.

  • Trailer: B / B-


I had seen the second trailer on the big screen before I saw the first trailer, but my impressions are the same. The first trailer adds a little mystery, though gives away a lot of plot. It remains a charming concept and could be a big hit.

The second trailer seems unnecessary even if it gives a scant few more details about the film, but it was properly explained in the first trailer making the second seem pointless by comparison.

Oscar Prospects:

Although Disney will likely score a box office hit, that's about all they'll be entitled to. The film just doesn't look like Oscar bait.

Release Date:

  • August 17, 2012