Director/writer Peter Hedges 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.
The Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award jury was in awe of the beauty of the cinematography and the music. Its story about new parents and their magical child was moving to the point where there were tears in the audience once the movie was over. One juror said the movie is “just plain sweet and happy with a message of hope and goodness.”
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a family film about families and the positivity that can create for an entire community.