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September 7, 2013
The Mining Journal

Disney's "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" pulls at your heart strings. A family film and a bit mushy, this fairy tale deals with a young couple's desire for a child. When they receive a diagnosis of infertility, Cindy and Jim Green write down the characteristics of their ideal child, put the slips of paper in a wooden box and bury the box in the garden. After a stormy night they wake up to find Timothy, a young boy covered with dirt, in the kitchen. Except for the leaves growing on his legs, Timothy appears normal and enthusiastically enters into family and small town life. In many fairy tales, the force at the center of the magic must leave yet the love remains. In this film the arrival of autumn brings bittersweet changes. This movie faintly recalls the beautifully written novel, Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

 
 

 

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