For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
2.5
80 Ratings

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Directed by Peter Hedges
United States, 2012
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. —IMDb.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Directed by Peter Hedges
This might have been a decent fantasy, but writer-director Peter Hedges takes a strangely prosaic approach, focusing on the parents’ inferiority issues and a subplot about the closing of a local factory.
August 17, 2012
Read full article
The problem with Timothy Green is that its creators — writer-director Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life) and story author Ahmet Zappa (yes, hisson) — cross-pollinate a fairy-tale premise (most obviously Pinocchio) with a selfish-yuppie B-plot that is both undernourished and wholly unsuitable to the broader material.
August 16, 2012
Read full article
There’s a demented undercurrent to many of the best Disney movies, but The Odd Life of Timothy Green is so creepy and anti-magical it calls into question the pathology that created it. Is this really what kids want to watch, or just the product of outrageously solipsistic parents?
August 16, 2012
Read full article

Related films