“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is an odd film indeed.
It’s certainly a family movie, as it’s rife with wholesome values, life lessons, and morals. It’s also a very (very) simplistic story, so it wont go over children’s heads. But I wondered as I was watching it if children would be bored by it… or if this kind of “touching” movie was something they’d like. I wound up having trouble pegging what age range it would be good for.
For adults, this is a movie where you’re not supposed to think, you’re supposed to feel. The picture is less worried about telling you a story than it is about orchestrating an emotional response.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, that takes more than clichés and music and tropes like falling leaves and beams of sunlight.
Soooo… So you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, Blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field From a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? Did they get you to trade Your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? Did you exchange A walk on part in the war For a lead role in a cage?