The Odd Life of Timothy Green is about a childless couple that, through some sort of magical force, grows their dream child one night in their garden. I mean, COME ON. How could we not go see it?

When the preview came out, I told L we had to see this movie. He was like, “Huh? Why is Jennifer Garner dancing like that?” Then it came out, and I did something I never do. I looked up show times, and picked out a week night to see it. Remember how I’m usually a home bound slug on week nights? Refer to this post. I don’t really know why, but I felt compelled to watch this movie.

We love all things Disney, but this is the first Disney movie we have seen in a theater in a long time. Aside from the dynamic duo sitting directly in front of us that wanted to critique every other scene DURING THE MOVIE…we loved it! On a side note, this actually happened. Who sits in a theater within earshot of plenty of people and talks incessantly? A rude individual who needed a breath mint more than anyone has ever needed a breath mint in the history of breath mints. I wish I was joking. Everyone shushed them a bunch of times, and they still wouldn’t STFU.

But, back to the film. Disney did not disappoint in their ability to make you just feel good about life. That is what this movie was to me – a way for every single person who watches it (not just those affected by infertility) – to feel good about themselves. L and I did feel a special kinship with the characters. It hit close to home. I had tears in my eyes for the better part of the movie, and then pretty much lost it at the end.

I won’t discuss any of the details in case you guys want to watch it. It probably isn’t going to get any Oscar nominations, but we both really enjoyed it. I am so glad we went.

Anyone else see The Odd Life of Timothy Green? 



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    August 25, 2012

    Not yet, but I can't wait to! Probably next week or at WORST next Saturday (since month end is aweful at work). Especially since we are just (finally) stepping into the adoption process.

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    August 25, 2012

    @J. Darling: You will LOVE it! And congratulations on starting the adoption process!! Can't wait to hear more. 🙂

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    August 28, 2012

    I so want to see that movie.