Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green is doing so-so with critics, but two boys who saw the film over the weekend can definitely be counted non-fans of the “feel good” movie since they were caught on film sobbing uncontrollably over it in the backseat of the car on the ride home.
Geoffrey Roth and his wife took their two sons to see the new Disney movie starring Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner, probably because the film is being touted as the “feel good movie” of the summer. The two boys kindly disagree, and their reaction to the flick was documented in an agonizing two-and-a-half minute video (posted below). Apparently, these two youngsters just couldn’t get over the end of the movie.
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I haven’t seen the movie myself. It’s not my cup of tea, and I don’t have any kids who need a good cry, so I’m left to believe whatever the internet tells me about it. RadarOnline says that these two boys were just emotional wrecks due to the fact that one of the main characters of the film dies at the end (our guess? The titular Timothy Green). “He had to die and I didn’t want him to,” said one of the little boys. The mother tried to reassure him that it’s all part of the “circle of life,” (that’s reassurance?) but it just doesn’t work. “But it was so sad. It was just so sad,” the boy sobs. “I didn’t want him to!”
So what’s the review, boys? Should we go see this movie?
“If you do, you will tear out your eyes,” the younger one responds. “It’s so sad!”
Maybe I’ll wait for it to hit Redbox…
Did you see The Odd Life of Timothy Green? Did you cry?