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Review: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (2012)

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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green is a magical story of a boy who mysteriously showed up in the doorstep of a loving couple (Jennifer Garner & Joel Edgerton) who have been trying to get pregnant but couldn’t get a break. As if an answer to their prayers, Timothy showed up and brought something in their small town – the realization about the wonderful gift of life itself.

The film obviously poses the big H-O-W question but does it really matter? The tenderness of the story was a valid enough reason to disregard the utterly unrealistic and unexplainable apperance of the sweet, good-spirited Timothy. What transpired in the film was how Timothy’s existence proved to be some sort of a miracle to the people around him.

No extraordinary performances here but you’ve got to adore CJ Adams (Timothy) here. It struck you sometimes how an actor could easily lure you to watch their work regardless of its merit. Sometimes it all boils down to a great casting agent.

‘twas a feel good film that’s perhaps forgettable but while on it, you find yourself warming to it, being moved by it and oddly, smiling widely from ear to ear.

Director: Peter Hedges

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Dianne Wiest, Odeya Rush, CJ Adams, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, David Morse, Common, Shohreh Aghdashloo, M. Emmet Walsh, Lois Smith

 Rating: 7.5/10

Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

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This film actually reminds me of Lake House for the impossibility of the premises presented in the film, but I am somehow delighted by Rachel McAdams’ effortless acting, which is still as powerful as we’ve seen it in The Notebook. The depth of her love for her time traveler’s husband (Eric Bana) is so surreal that it’s almost heartbreaking.

The movie, adapted from the book with the same title by Audrey Niffenegger, experimented with human relationships and how revisiting the past could actually make you happy, heal some wounds, and go on with the future.

The impossibility of it is what makes it special. After watching the film, you’d be asking a lot of questions and easily judging it to be a little overbearing and ridiculous, but it is actually a feel-good film that you can enjoy watching with your loved ones.

Rating: 7 out of 10
Director: Robert Schwentke
Novel’s Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Screenplay: Jeremy Leven, Bruce Joel Rubin
Starring: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston