Movies of the week
Peter Hedges’ movie, ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’ has garnered mixed reviews from critics and viewers alike.
Its script has been described as a stimulating journey into the life of lovey-dovey couple, who are long desirous of cuddling their own child. However, their remains unfilled. One night, when the tempest strikes the town, a boy named Timothy comes knocking at their door and both learn that life can be full of surprises. Yes, we have every reason to hope against hope!
The plot sends its positive vibes across, but the real test of a script is, how it comes to life and how the characters shape up. Without disclosing their names, I will like to share the opinions of some eminent critics on the Hedges’s brainchild as a whole (script, direction, acting and screenplay).
One critic gushes that the story is definitely fantastic, but that’s not enough to make a good film. He adds that the wildest of fantasies become fathomable if the characters borrow something of the real, but here they lack authenticity.
Standing at great distance from this take are the following remarks, “There’s no shortage of emotions and inspiration. The milieu is magical just as the central idea of the parenting story planted by the genius of Peter Hedges.”
Moving on from the intellectual critics to the innocent viewers, who actually decide the fate of a new release, they are oozing out a mixed response as well.
A viewer described the script as ordinary and the casting as imperfect. He sported a confused look confusion saying how come a kid with leaves sticking to his leg, pops up from a wooden box, highly unimaginable.
Then there’s another girl who asserts with a look of confidence in her eyes that she would want to see the movie again. She drew her experience of watching ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’ as soul-stirring and enchanting.
Since I have not watched the movie, deducing from what all I have seen & heard, I would say That The Odd Life Of Timothy Green might not impress the masses, but it will surely appeal to the classes