An infertile plants their hopes for a child in the garden, and receive an unexpected gift when a young boy emerges from the soil claiming to be their son in this enchanting comedy drama from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Peter Hedges (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Dan in Real Life). Jim (Joel Edgerton) and Cindy Green (Jennifer Garner) are struggling to accept the fact that they will never conceive a child of their own when, one night during a thunderous storm, a young boy named Timothy (CJ Adams) comes knocking at their door. In time, the prospective new parents and their curious neighbors discover that the most amazing things can happen just when you least expect it.
~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
You MIGHT like this movie...if your age is still in the single digits. Even then....The Jennifer Garner character is so annoying that it's obvious why she was meant to not have children. The only thing I liked? No F-bombs which I am so tired of hearing in place of good dialogue.
An odd, but delightful movie with inspiration and lessons for all ages. Fantasy is not my usual favorite genre, but the characters were interesting and full, especially Jodi. I was smiling all through.
To be honest I found this movie to be awful. To make a good movie the character needs to achieve something, learn and grow.. Learn from their mistakes or you know do something remarkable.... (Spoilers.. maybe)
In Timothy Green the main characters doesn't really do anything to get the little boy, (grows him in the garden) throughout the movie Gardner and Edgerton recklessly endangered Timmy's life. Like to the point that child services would kick down the door. Which isn't really a big deal, I mean he's a plant boy. and the neighbors never question where he came from.. but that's another peeve for another time. Now to get back on track. The couple are talking to a social worker trying to get them to allow them to adopt a child. If you actually believe that social services would sit through a story about finding a plant based little boy and hear about all the mistakes they made and not call the loony bin I guess it's okay. They admit they'd make mistakes again. and not learn from them.
This was a cool movie. A couple really wants a child, writes all the assets of a child that they would like such as kind, smart, honest... bury the notes in the yard and wha lah they get this exact child. Timothy is interesting and touches so many lives. There is a great moral to the story and it is a great family movie.