In theatres today: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The latest release from Disney is perfect for a family night out.

Photos: Courtesy of Disney Studios Canada

In a summer full of action blockbusters and animated adventures, the unique story of The Odd Life of Timothy Green is the perfect whimsical tale for a family night out.

The premise: When Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) find out they are unable to conceive a child of their own, they attempt to move past their grief by compiling a list of desired personality traits for their dream child. They place the list in a wooden box and, on a whim, bury it in the garden in their backyard.

The next morning they are confronted by a young boy standing on their doorstep (CJ Adams) and the Green’s eagerly take the child under their wing and start introducing him to friends and relatives as their son. Timothy is everything the Green’s dreamed of and more — and, despite his mysterious appearance at their front door and the green leaves that appear to grow out of his ankles, Timothy teaches his new family that “the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.”

Canadian movie rating: G (General Audience, appropriate for all ages)

Come back and visit our What’s Playing? blog on Friday for our review of the latest animated adventure, ParaNorman.

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