The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reviews
The ghastliness of this damp and squishy comedy is the byproduct of a confused and earnest sentimentality, a willful devotion to wide-eyed wonder that confuses simplicity with simple-mindedness.
It's hard to believe that Hedges once wrote some decent light fiction (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, An Ocean in Iowa) before he started making greeting-card movies like Dan in Real Life and this one.
It is sweet but tries to avoid sentimentality, at least for as long as it can. And the casting of CJ Adams as the title character goes a long way toward forgiving the lapses.