Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Jennifer Garner is the Mother of Cabbage Patch Jesus

Below, the trailer for Disney's "The Odd Life of Timothy Green;" easily one of the most batshit-insane looking "family movies" I've seen teased in awhile. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are an infertile rural couple who work through their latest round of bad medical news by playing a game of make-believe - writing down the attributes of their wished-for perfect child and burying the pages in their garden. Overnight, a magical backwards-running rainstorm occurs and a full-grown toddler apparently "hatches" out of the burial site, the proceeds to grow up into an embodiment of their wishes who also strikes more Christ-poses than an interpretive-dance version of "Superman Returns."



This can't possibly be as strange or interesting as it seems, but for now... WTF?

5 comments:

Sylocat said...

My guess: The "Where did he come from" question will be answered, and it will be a rather unpleasant one, which drives the film's third act.

The Offender said...

Jennifer Garner, Hollywood's favorite but-her-face.

Samuel said...

...why?

Joe said...

Reminds me of the old Japanese folk tale of Momotaro, the boy born from a giant peach to a couple of devout elderly farmers.

@TheOffender: I never had a problem with her face, I just thought she had no business in femme fatale action roles.

vamast said...

momotarous