A decent cast wasted on a heavy-handed movie that alternates between schmaltzy sentimentality and broad strokes environmentalist preaching.
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Ok folks, here we go. Part II of the 2012 Fall Movie Preview. Today we’ll break down all the major releases on tap for the month of October, and the first week of November!
As you might imagine, it’s a diverse bunch. There are some ahead that look intriguing, and some that might as well be announcing that they’re garbage already, LOL. Let’s have a look and see if we can’t sort out what’s what!!
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“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.
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