U certificateThe Odd Life of Timothy Green is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a 3 star programme

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

Directed by
Peter Hedges

Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) Green are desperate to start a family, but are devastated to learn they are unable to conceive a child. In an act of blind hope they decide to bury scraps of paper containing their wishes for a baby at the bottom of the garden. One night, after a thunderstorm, against all reason, a ten-year-old boy shows up on their doorstep, claiming to be their son.

Concluding their dreams must have come true, the Greens take little Timothy into their home, but the good-hearted youngster hides a devastating secret which means his stay can't last forever.

Based on a story from the mind of Ahmet Zappa (son of Frank), Timothy Green benefits from the talents of a fine cast and a writer-director well-versed in tales involving young families (he also crafted the screenplays for About A Boy and What's Eating Gilbert Grape)

While it might not convert the most steadfast of cynics, this good-hearted family film is a bit of a tearjerker.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Odd Life of Timothy Green next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 December 17th, 3:00pm and on BBC 2 Scotland December 17th, 3:00pm. See more...

Cast

Image for Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner...Cindy Green
Image for Joel EdgertonJoel Edgerton...Jim Green
CJ Adams...Timothy Green
Odeya Rush...Joni Jerome
Shohreh Aghdashloo...Evette Onat
Rosemarie DeWitt...Brenda Best
Image for David MorseDavid Morse...James Green Sr.
M. Emmet Walsh...Uncle Bub
Lois Smith...Aunt Mel
Lin-Manuel Miranda...Reggie
Dianne Wiest...Ms. Bernice Crudstaff
Ron Livingston...Franklin Crudstaff
Image for James RebhornJames Rebhorn...Joseph Crudstaff
Common...Coach Cal
Michael Arden...Doug Wert