The Odd Life of Timothy Green Theatrical Trailer
The film is told in from the perspective of Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton), a couple residing in the drought-stricken town of Stanleyville, as they explain their experience with Timothy (CJ Adams) in an effort to persuade to the adoption services to allow the couple to adopt a child.
Cindy, who works in the town’s local museum and Jim who is employed at the town’s historic pencil factory, reside in the drought-stricken town of Stanleyville, North Carolina. The Greens are informed by doctors that they are unable to conceive. Distraught by the news, Jim convinces Cindy to dream up their ideal child and write the child’s characteristics and life events on slips of notepad paper. The couple places the notes inside a box and bury it in their backyard garden.
After a thunderstorm, which seemingly affects only their property, a ten year-old arrives at their home, claiming the Greens as his parents. Soon they realize that the boy, named Timothy, is actually a culmination of all their wishes of what their child would be. The couple also discovers that Timothy has a startling feature; he has leaves growing on his legs.
The next day, at a family picnic, Timothy is introduced to members of his family: Brenda Best (Rosemarie DeWitt), Cindy’s pompous sister; James Green Sr. (David Morse), Jim’s estranged father and Mel (Lois Smith) and Bub (M. Emmet Walsh), Cindy’s parental aunt and uncle. The parents take Timothy to their friend and town botanist Reggie (Lin-Manuel Miranda), where they learn that Timothy’s leaves are unable to be removed. Timothy begins to attend school where he meets Joni Jerome (Odeya Rush), a girl he meets during a bullying incident, who he begins to have a mutual relationship with.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dianne Wiest
Screenplay by: Peter Hedges, Ahmet Zappa
Production Design by: Wynn Thomas
Cinematography by: John Toll
Film Editing by: Andrew Mondshein
Costume Design by: Susie DeSanto
Set Decoration by: Brana Rosenfeld
Art Direction by: James Hegedus
Music by: Geoff Zanelli
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.
Release Date: August 17, 2012