>BUMMER FAMILY FILMS
A boy springs to life from a garden, but there’s no magic in The Odd Life of Timothy Green, with Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner as parents of freshly picked Timothy (CJ Adams). The plot is tedious and the ending cruel—but not as harsh as ParaNorman. From the folks who made Coraline, it’s about a boy who can talk to the dead. It’s exquisitely animated, but a nightmarish plot twist is way too disturbing for kids.
TIMOTHY GREEN