I have struggled to write this post reviewing the recent Disney Film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Most critics panned the film, but our family and friends found the film sweet and enjoyable. For those who know about the Green Man and the cyclic nature of birth, death and rebirth, the portrayal in the film is a ‘no brainer.’ We felt that most of the critics missed the point. Truly, the concept of the Green Man is hope. Merriam Webster dictionary (www.m-w.com) defines hope as “To cherish a desire with anticipation.” Cindy and Jim Green, the parents who desperately want a child pin their hopes and dreams in a box of wishes and young Timothy comes from the garden adorned with leaves on his legs. Timothy brings out the best in everyone. He fulfills hopes to those around him. It’s a bit difficult to watch as the end of Timothy’s cycle draws to a close, but it all makes sense. The end completes this cycle. (Trying not to spoil the end of the film for those who have not seen it). The film is sweet, magical, wonderful. Our friends and family feel the film strikes a chord — one that we need, but perhaps do not understand. Most of the reviews read give the film two to two and a half stars. We would give Peter Hedges and Ahmet Zappa four and a half stars for this wonderful film.
Author: Sharon Brubaker
For Sharon, writing is like breathing. She's been penning stories since second grade. Sharon is an avid reader, writer, gardener, and jewelry artist living near the Chesapeake Bay, the setting of The Green Man series and upcoming books.