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Still shot from the movie: The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Sometimes parents tell kids that they were brought by the stork, but in the case of Timothy (CJ Adams), he tells Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton) that he came from the garden. As odd as it all may seem, the childless couple is happy to adopt the little sprout. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 15 Aug 2012
Video Release: 03 Dec 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Cindy’s sister considers drawing to be a “waste” of time. How does Brenda choose to fill her time? Why does she consider her children’s activities to be more important than the things Jim, Cindy and their son Timothy are pursuing? How do these interactions depict the competitive nature of some parents? Can a parent’s good intentions or aspirations result in over scheduling a child or undervaluing individual talents, temperaments and interests?

What things do Cindy and Jim learn about standing up to others? How do they grow in the role as parents? What things do they say they would do differently next time? What things as a parent would you change if given the chance?

How can family and friends support couples that are unable to have children?

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