Although I am burdened with a blackened, existential heart, there is something that is drawing me to The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Once in a while, a family themed film (The Mighty) succeeds at pulling at my heart strings.
One reason I may actually catch The Odd Life of Timothy Green in theaters is that Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton look absolutely believable as parents. Even as an MMA fighter last year in Warrior, Edgerton exuded sensitivity, and much of that humanity is displayed in the trailer below. The picture is directed by Peter Hedges, a filmmaker who draws excellent performances from his lead actors (Katie Holmes in Pieces of April, Steve Carell in Dan in Real Life).
” I told Peter that I have this evangelical need to make people see this movie,” said Garner at a recent interview. “Because there are no original stories left. This is it. And if people don’t come to the theater and see it, we might as well make straight to Netflix (movies). All of us. We just can’t go to the theater for Avengers.”
Click on the media bar and listen to Garner explains why she has an “incredible empathy” for her characters in Juno and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (both roles featured women who are struggling to have a baby):
The Odd Life of Timothy Green opens August 15th.
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posted by Greg Srisavasdi (Twitter: @Gsrisavasdi )