By Renee’ Collins

Rating: 4 (Out of 5 Reels)

I had no expectations going to see this film and, yet again only wished for an entertaining film.  I knew it was a Disney production and that it would most likely have a happy ending.  Well, this film is well written, acted and is sure to be another Disney classic.

A distraught childless couple buries a box in their backyard containing their wishes for a child.  Miraculously, Timothy (CJ Adams) sprouts out of the ground and starts calling them mom and dad.  Jim (Joel Edgerton) and Cindy (Jennifer Garner) Green desperately want a child and when Timothy appears they cannot help but immediately take him in as their own.  Timothy is different than most children and makes an impression on everyone he meets.

When we first see Timothy on screen his big brown innocent eyes make the viewer instantly love with him.  It reminded me of the scene in FORREST GUMP when Forrest boards the bus and meets Jenny for the first time.  Garner and Edgerton portray a loving couple who just want a child to raise and love.

Although the plot is farfetched, I did enjoy watching this film.  I mean a boy appears from the ground and no one asks where he came from or who is truly is.  Even though the storyline is new to me, I found it to be predictable, and I knew what was eventually going to happen.  Despite that fact, my mother, ten year old niece and I absolutely loved this it as most children of all ages will.

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