As some of you know I just returned from the BlogHer conference in NYC (that’s a whole other post…), While I was there I was fortunate to be invited to some special events, and the one I was most excited about was the special screening of Disney’s new movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green. It was great to sit back and relax with some good old popcorn and Coca Cola Freestyle machine Diet Raspberry Coke (yes I am obsessed) and enjoy a great movie on Saturday night after a LONG few days of running around the city. The performance started with a few trailers I want to share with you!
First, Monsters University, I can’t wait for this one! Mike and Sulley are a few of my favorite Pixar characters. Here is the Monsters University trailer in case you haven’t seen it
The last trailer before the big show that I was excited about was for The Great and Powerful OZ coming in 2013. This movie tells the story about how Oscar, the small time circus magician ended up in Oz and how he became The Wizard. You all know how much I love the Wizard of Oz and expecially Wicked! So I am really excited to see what this is all about. Here is the trailer for The Great and Powerful OZ
Now for the main event!
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green In Theaters August 15, 2012
Stanleyville residents Jim and Cindy Green (played by Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner) want to be parents only to find out that a biological child is not in their cards. To cope with their grief they “create” their child one night by writing characteristics he/she would possess on little slips of notebook paper. They write things like our kid “would never give up”, “would be Picasso with a pencil”, “Would ROCK”, ” just once our kid would get to score the winning goal” (my personal favorite scene)…., they also write about how kind, loving and caring their child would have been. After their dream child is all written out on paper they put the little slips in a box and bury it in their garden. That night a storm comes through on only their property and they are greeted in the middle of the night by a muddy 10 year old who by all evidence has “grown” in their garden. The odd thing about Timothy Green (played by CJ Adams) is he has leaves growing from his legs.
As the movie progresses the Greens realize that Timothy possesses all of the characteristics from their slips of paper. My favorite part of the movie is when that realization leads us to the championship soccer game, where Jim is trying to convince his father (who was absent from his games as a child) to stick around for what is going to be the best soccer play anyone has ever seen! Up to this point Timothy has been the water boy and grandpa is not happy about that. Timothy gets his chance to prove to everyone he is a valuable member of the team during this game and you have to see it to believe it!
The leaves on Timothy’s legs are a big part of who he is and during his time in Stanleyville they begin to fall. While he is with the Greens he teaches each person he meets lessons in how to live their life to the fullest and be the best person they can be. Timothy teaches us that it is ok to be “odd” and that who you are as a person and how you impact the lives of those around you is what is most important in life. Bring your tissues because the legacy Timothy leaves behind for his friends and family will have you crying tears of joy, sorrow and pure love. Go see it, you won’t be sorry!
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is rated PG and starts Wednesday August 15, 2012 in theaters everywhere!
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