The Odd Life of Timothy Green

While I was at BlogHer I had the opportunity to go see a screening of The Odd Life of Timothy Green.  At the moment it was nearing time for me to head there, I was exhausted, and contemplated just sitting in my hotel room and relaxing instead.  Then I thought, you know it would be nice to just sit in a theater and watch a movie.  So I went.  I’m totally glad that I did.  ** Some Spoilers **

The movie starts out with a married couple applying to adopt a child.  They start to tell a story of Timothy.  I have several friends that have gone through infertility issues, and could imagine that this part of the story would strike a very big chord with them.  It was even emotional for me, I can’t even pretend to understand how emotional it would be for them to watch.  The married couple comes home from the doctors office destroyed.  They decide to write down all the characteristics they would love their child to have, and then they bury it in the garden.

In the middle of the night Timothy shows up at their house, and he has these leaves attached to his legs.  He displays all the characteristics of the child they wanted, and you are able to go on a journey with him and his parents as they try to figure out life as new parents.

There are hilarious moments when Timothy’s “honest to a fault” personality trait comes through, and very touching moments between Timothy and the girl that he starts to hang out with.

I really enjoyed the movie, but warn you that it’s super emotional!  Definitely go check it out with the girls this weekend!

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Sarah Werle Kimmel

Sarah Werle Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 20 years of her career working as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on local NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX news affiliates, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website

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