We are excited as The Odd Life of Timothy Green is out in theaters tomorrow. From what I have seen the movie really is a modern day drama about the joys and sorrows of parenthood. It is a heartwarming movie that brings an emotional rollercoaster. If you are going to see it bring the kleenex.
The story is based on a book by children’s author Ahmet Zappa.The movie stars and starts out with Cindy (Jennifer Garner ) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton, from Animal Kingdom) learning that they can’t have a child. The make a wish list for their dream child which they then bury in the garden and later that night during a storm, Timothy (C J Adams, from Hedges’ Dan In Real Life) a wonderful 10-year-old with leaves mysteriously attached to his ankles, appears in their house.
From there we get the many ups and downs of parenthood and adoption ensuring an emotional rollercoaster.
Today, with a bunch of other bloggers I was able to interview one of the stars of the movie, Jennifer Garner. What a beautiful down to earth woman. My take aways from being in on the interview ( which was done via special webinar):
Jennifer loves Mom Bloggers, in fact she wanted to know why there are so many of us.
If she had to interview a person dead or alive she would want to interview someone who was involved in changing history, like Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson
The movie was filmed in Atlanta and she loved that as one of her best girlfriends lives there are it gave her the opportunity at the end of a long day to spend time with her.
She does live the work/life balance by making sure she does things that fill her up emotionally like her work with Save the Children
Her advice to a new Mom would be to take it easy on yourself and remember everything is a phase.
My question was about her favorite scene-the soccer scene. She said this was her favorite.
Just remember when you go to see it take the kleenex, as yes this movie does make men even cry. Now my question to you what dreams do you have or did you wish for your children before they existed? Let me know.
And in case you haven’t decided yet about the movie here is another peek at the trailer:
*This review and interview is not a sponsored post, and all thoughts are mine as always
There is new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA. These are the same people that brought us Academy Award-nominated “Coraline.”
“ParaNorman” is,the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In “ParaNorman,” a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call?
Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
There is a special exclusive showing on August 4th at 10 am at the at SilverCity Yonge & Eglinton in Toronto.
Want to go? Want to bring the family? I am giving away 5 family passes here on my blog.
Today is Dr. Suess’s birthday..did you know that? What a great day to choose a launch another movie based on his wonderful words. Today The Lorax is out in theatre!
Last Sunday I got a sneak peak.
My daughter and I were invited to a sneak peek here in Toronto. We loved that Seveneth Generation partnered with the movie here to bring us this great flick. The creative team behind Despicable Me has turned Theador Giesel’s(Dr. Suess’s real name) 1971 cautionary eco-tale Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax into the best Seussian film to date.
We loved that the main character Ted is named after Suess himself. My daughter has been eco friendly since she was born I think, and she loved the message of The Lorax.
When the book was first written, it was ahead of its time, really people had just started to care about things like the enviroment, and there still wasn’t much support.
The film really does have a wonderful cast of characters. There is Ted voiced by Zac Efron, and his love Audrey, played by Taylor Swift. The hilarious Rob Riggle is stellar as the greedy businessman O’Hare. Ed Helms is theOnce-ler. And rounding the cast out is Ted’s kickass grandma, Betty White herself.
The storyline is simple: Ted will do anything to win over Audrey’s heart–and all she wants in the super plastic world destroyed by the Once-ler is to see a real live tree. Ted does everything he can to find her what she wants. In the mean time the backdrop is an important story of caring.
We loved the movie… and this quote really sums it up. And if you want to know if it is worth going too the answer is a resounding Yes, it is the best Suess movie yet.