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Age by Age Review For: The Odd Life of Timothy Green Combo Pack
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Combo Pack

On DVD Now
Best For Tweens (10-12)
Rated PG
Age-By-Age Guide
Life Lessons | Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Just when Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) are finally ready to accept the fact that they can't have a baby, a mysterious young boy (CJ Adams) magically appears in their garden.

Although it's billed as a film for the whole family, this sweet fable is unlikely to appeal to children. It's well-intentioned and sincere but, with its focus on infertility and adoption, is better suited for adults. Kids will be fascinated by Timothy but also freaked out by the leaves growing out of him, which can't be cut off. This is an odd little movie, which like its likable title character, will probably have a hard time fitting in.
Baby (0-2)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Preschool (3-5)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Kids (6-9)
Maybe Many of the issues raised here are too intense for younger children, who may be more interested in the pencil factory for which Cindy and Jim's town is known. Older kids in this age group may still be innocent enough to accept the fairy tale-like aspects of the story, and believe in its magic.
Tweens (10-12)
Yes Tweens may be skeptical of the whole premise although many of them will relate to Timothy's inability to conform. They'll appreciate that he stays true to himself yet is able to make a real difference in the lives of those with whom he connects. Tweens will also enjoy watching rap star Common as the coach of Timothy's soccer team.
--Lois Alter Mark, the Flicks for Kids Expert
DVD Features
The combo pack comes with Blu-ray and DVD copies of the movie. The DVD includes a music video and deleted scenes. The Blu-ray adds a behind-the-scenes documentary and a segment about the music.
Points For Parents
Movie Pluses

  • Encourages imagination
  • Focuses on family
  • Shows that anything is possible
  • Embraces our differences and proves we all have gifts worth sharing
Movie Minuses

  • Cindy and Jim's grief over infertility
  • The death of Cindy's father
  • Alcohol consumption