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Jennifer Garner in The Odd Life of Timothy Green


The Odd Life of Timothy Green Event Recap, Movie Review and a Very Embarassing Story

We had the opportunity to view The Odd Life of Timothy Green last month after a very special outdoor event with the lovely Jennifer Garner.

Jennifer Garner in The Odd Life of Timothy Green

We ate, played games, heard about Frigidaire and the great work they’re doing in the community and then headed off to the Grauman’s Chinese Theater to enjoy the movie.

Graumans Chinese Theater

I didn’t quite know what to expect when we sat down to watch The Odd Life of Timothy Green. I had briefly read the premise and all I remembered was, “kid is grown in the garden.” It was nothing like I had heard of before. More than anything I was intrigued to see how Disney was going to make it work.

Well, they totally made it work. By the end of the movie I had shed a tear, been made eternally grateful to be a parent and completely related to the characters in the movie. Yes, the kid comes from the garden, but it fits into the plot in a non-weird way. It doesn’t seem like a stretch. It’s also one of those movies that is narrated in present time and goes back and talks about what happened.

Green Carpet at The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton do a great job of portraying first-time parents and their decisions as they are raising their new kid is completely relate-able. Often times it was like they asked me for my opinion on what to do because I had done the same thing as a parent. Without giving too much away, my favorite part was Jennifer Garner finally letting it out on her sister (the one-upper) because I cannot begin to tell you how many times I would love to do that to some people.

All in all, it’s a great family movie. I took my two kids with me; the baby fell asleep (thank goodness!) and my 4.5 year old sat through it, but I don’t think he understood a lot of it so he really wasn’t crazy about it. There’s a lot of soccer in it (that’s the sport the boy in the movie plays), so he liked that part. I would recommend this movie for parents and kids older than 7 if you want to sit through it. It’s a tear-jerker so I do recommend you bring tissue with you. If you’re pregnant or your hormones are raging, then bring a whole box. It deals with infertility, adoption and a strong want to have kids.

Pattie Cordova at movie premiere with Frigidaire appliances

And I promised you an embarrassing story, so here it is. Right before I met Jennifer Garner I read/heard something about her being pregnant. It was so obviously old news. How do I know? ‘Cause I’m the idiot that asked her how far along she was… only to have her tell me that her son was four months old. I could have died right then and there. To make matters worse, she then had to stand next to me for a group picture (above). I apologized profusely and I honestly don’t know what got into me. I have NEVER been that rude and asked a woman how far along she is (unless it’s very obvious). At this point I just hope Disney doesn’t black-list me for this.

Here’s a great scene from The Odd Life of Timothy Green. I would love to hear your thoughts on the movie too!

[disclaim]This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to a pre-screening as a member of the press. I was not obligated to write and/or share my honest thoughts and feelings… but I did anyway because it’s a great movie and I think you’ll like it. Images courtesy of Disney.[/disclaim]

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.



  1. Opal Stevens

    August 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I really can't wait to see this movie! It looks really good 🙂 And oh no! I would have been so embarrassed, but I'm sure she understood.

  2. Erika Bragdon

    August 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Oh no, that IS embarrassing. Still, it&#39;s a funny story to share, lol!<br />Thanks for the review, I really want to see this now.

  3. CinnyBBS

    August 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Oh my, haha, that would&#39;ve been embarrassing, it&#39;s okay. I asked for hash instead of a hashtag once at a PR meeting…oops!<br /><a href="http://whirlwindofsurprises.com&quot; rel="nofollow">Whirlwind of Surprises</a>

  4. About A Mom

    August 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    OMG! That is embarrassing! Still looks like it was a great event!

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