The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Sit back and enjoy the big screen ambience when you head to your local movie cinemas to watch the latest blockbuster films, many with parents and baby movie sessions. Please check your favourite cinemas' website for classifications and screening times for any movie you wish to go to.
My children and I went to this movie with very little idea of what to expect.
I found myself immersed from the outset with the emotional journey of a couple who want a child, but it seems the impossible dream. I loved the beauty of the colours on screen, and the idea of enjoying the simple things in life, whilst seeing the complexity of the lessons in parenting which I certainly identified with.
I was worried that my children may have thought the movie "too slow" or missed a lot of the beauty of the story being that it wasn't "punchy" or cliched, however, I'll let them speak for themselves, their comments are as follows:
Mr 9: I loved the nature and the graphics of the movie. I give it 20/20.
Miss 6: (*spoiler alert*) I loved how they got a ******* at the end. I loved the movie I give it 100/10
So, apparently - a hit with all ages. Something for everyone. Yes, emotional, but also uplifting, and gave us all a smile to leave the cinema with.
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest Disney Movie but could definitely see why it was rated PG (parental guidance recommended) because although this was a lovely whimsical tale, I found the opening scenes might make it a little perplexing for younger children due to scenes dealing with the pain of infertility and scenes dealing with loss and death etc.
That said, it was a welcome surprise to sit down and watch a movie which didn't have sexual innuendo, inappropriate language and violence and one where the viewer, both young and old could watch and feel like crying one minute, but laughing out loud the next.
There were some lovely messages throughout the movie and even when dealing with the issue of bullying in certain scenes I found the movie was tastefully done.
I would recommend this movie as one where parents could feel comfortable taking their family for a bit of escapism and entertainment and one which doesn't need to be censored, although may have some scenes which for younger children may seem a little perplexing/confronting depending on the child.
All in all, big thumbs up from me for a lovely little tale with a very uplifting ending! :-)