The Odd Life of Timothy Green Blu-ray Combo Pack Review
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is what I consider to be one of the best films of the year and is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-Ray Combo pack. This truly touching story is a must for your collection! This movie is magical, emotional, and heartwarming and you can get your copy today!
In one sense, this story is as farfetched as possible, but in the same breath, it is absolutely believable. If you’ve never seen the movie, I don’t want to give away too much of the plot. It is so good…I can’t spoil it for you, but I’ll give you a little bit of the plot.
Cindy and Jim Green live in the perfect small town. They have what some would consider the perfect life in small town USA. It seems the only thing that keeps the Greens from their dream life is a child. After multiple attempts to have a baby, the Green’s leave the doctor’s office broken-hearted. One disappointment after another has left this couple hopeless. They decide to accept reality and move on with life, but not before they dream up their perfect child, writing down the attributes and qualities he would have, placing them in a box, and symbolically burying this dream in their backyard garden. The twist happens when that buried dream comes to life in the form of Timothy Green, a quirky, lovable, conglomeration of the all the Green’s could ever wish or hope for. Timothy’s odd life changes his parents, his community, and everyone who crosses paths with him. I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say, break out the tissues for this happy/sad/hopeful/magical/_________ (you fill in the blank), masterpiece!
This is my favorite clip from the movie! Enjoy!
The Heart Behind it all:
This movie more than just a movie, it really is a work of art. I remember telling my friends about the movie when I saw it in the theater earlier this year. I talked about the beautiful cinematography, the ease of the actors, the story, the soundtrack…it was more than just “good” it was extraordinary! All of this said, I wasn’t surprised at all by the special features included in the Blu-ray combo pack…they added to the beautiful symphony that is this movie!
Special features include:
-This is Family
Discover how this vibrant, uplifting story took root and blossomed. I loved this feature because it really set the stage for all the attention to detail that went into the creation of this movie. Everything I love about the Green family is purposefully explained in this feature; nothing was an accident in this portrayal. The family that was created on this movie set extended beyond the fictional Green family. The bonds and connections between everyone that worked on this movie really were the selling point of this story. This feature is beautiful!
-The Gift of Music
Hear the origin of the moving song “This Gift” by Oscar winner Glen Hansard and composer Geoff Zanelli’s playful, inspired score. I’ll say it again…art! This feature takes you into the thought and planning behind the soundtrack, including the decisions that went into creating the score. Geoff Zanelli is strictly a film composer and his moves as composer were made by thoughtfully incorporating characters and music. This score reminded me a lot of the score from Disney Pixar’s Up! It is simply beautiful and the notes carry the story. You can take a look at the musicians in action as they play with the film. I can’t imagine that this score could have been done any better! Also included in this feature is the filming of the song “This Gift”. To me the song is much more than an addition, it really is woven into the story. The creation that went into this movie is really lovely!
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio commentary with the film’s director, Peter Hedges. He seems like a brilliant and caring director, who has worked hard to establish connections with actors, crew, musicians, and so much more to really tell a story. I love hearing him sing the praises of the actors and crew as he talks about choices they made that made the movie. I learned so much by watching with his commentary. I think you’ll enjoy it too!
I love seeing deleted scenes. I love thinking of the choices that went into deleting them. This movie offers the option of audio commentary from Peter Hedges for five deleted scenes. Which of course…I love!
If you haven’t seen this movie, you should really go get it. And just a suggestion, skip renting it and go for the purchase…you’ll end up buying it anyway! It is the perfect family night movie, especially during this wonderful holiday season. Go get it tonight, cozy up with the ones you love, and watch this true piece of art come to life! It is a beautiful story that everyone can relate to! See how Timothy’s story changes you!
For more details on the DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray Combo Pack, check out the press release I posted in October.
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