A family film, in the true sense of the word, from Walt Disney Pictures.
Academy Award nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?) brings enchantment to the screen with The Odd Life of Timothy Green, an inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim – and their small town of Stanleyville – learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg were considered for the role of the father, but Joel Edgerton got the role. The role of the mother was offered to Oscar winner Sandra Bullock who declined. Jennifer Garner was later cast.