The Odd Life of Timothy Green trailer
This is not only dripping in romanticised goo it's positively drowning in it, but at the same time there's an appeal to the trailer for The Odd Life of Timothy Green that gets you a little like all those wonderful overly romanticised films that just work, you know some of those Disney classics that you might not admit to liking but get a warm glow when you watch.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green could be one of those films, it certainly sets up the Disney style from the beginning and is almost sickly sweet at times but it could just work.
The film stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and Cameron CJ Adams, Dianne Wiest, Ron Livingston, David Morse and it comes from writer and director Peter Hedges, think films such as What's Eating Gilbert Grape, About a Boy and Dan in Real Life.
It tells the story of a childless couple who are told that they are never going to have a child. As a final ceremony to say goodbye to their dream they make a wish list for their perfect child and put it in a box, burying it forever. Overnight something magical happens and in the morning their perfect child comes to life, although he's not quite what they expected.
I'm sure you'll watch it and feel that same sickly sweet feeling in your stomach, but there is something that pulls you in at the same time. It's almost as if you'll know exactly how the story plays out but you'll want to sit there and watch it anyway, it's comforting in a way.