"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is a 2012 Disney film starring Jennifer Garner, Joe Edgerton, and CJ Adams. The acting was well done and the scenery was nice. The genre was confusing as it varied between drama, comedy, and fantasy. It should not, by any means, be promoted as a family movie because the storyline itself is disconcerting.
In a nutshell, a couple that cannot have a child and has explored all options to no avail, decides to move on with their lives. Then a miracle happens. A child is grown in their garden. Not only a child, but the ideal child that they dreamed about. He does have one deformity, because he was grown from the soil, he comes complete with leaves on his legs. The child comes at the age of 10 and disappears in few short months after his leaves die.
The deformity is one disconcerting aspect because the parents hide it and encourage the child to hide it, as well. Another unsettling aspect is how the movie portrays death and deals with grief. There are plenty of off balance themes and moments throughout the film.
At best, it could be called an adult fairy tale. It may keep the viewer’s attention, but the end result will not be satisfying.