Jim and Cindy Green live an unremarkable life in a small town best known for its pencil factory. The two are almost creepily obsessed with having a child, and their inability to do so has left them unhappy. After yet another letdown, the young couple soak their depression in booze and make a list of all the qualities they want in their ideal kid. They bury the list in a box in their garden, and through some old-fashioned Disney magic, a little boy named Timothy emerges. For a family film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green is surprisingly creative (it's based on a story by Ahmet Zappa, one of Frank's sons). Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton can get annoying as the overly involved parents, but CJ Adams brings an irresistible charm as Timothy.
Director: Peter Hedges
Writer: Peter Hedges and Ahmet Zappa
Producer: Ahmet Zappa, Scott Sanders and Jim Whitaker
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ron Livingston, Dianne Wiest, David Morse, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith and James Rebhorn
The Odd Life of Timothy Green