When a couple desperately wants to have a child, infertility can drive them to the brink of despair. This is the situation in which happily married couple Cindy Green (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton) find themselves. They are childless and unable to conceive. Then, on a wine-fueled evening at home, they dream up all of their wishes for their ideal child. He would score a winning goal, just once. He would be honest to a fault. And so forth. They write down all of these ideas on slips of paper and then bury the papers in a box in their backyard, believing they will always remain childless.
The next day, after a very stormy night, they are shocked when they wake to find a 10-year-old child on their doorstep. The Greens must quickly adjust to parenting when Timothy (CJ Adams) claims them as his own. Soon, however, they realize that although Timothy has all of the qualities they had hoped for, these qualities manifest in very unexpected ways. It doesn’t take long before they learn that Timothy is not all that he appears to be, and is far more special than they originally thought.
This inspiring, magical story is brought to the screen by Academy Award-nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”). The Odd Life of Timothy Green is rated PG and scheduled for release by Walt Disney Pictures on August 15, 2012.