The Sad Life of Timothy Green

The Sad Life of Timothy Green

Disney’s latest family film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, (currently in theaters) has gained notoriety on the web, thanks to a viral video that has been viewed more than 2.7 million times in two weeks (and even got a mention in TMZ and other entertainment blogs).

Promotional image for The Odd Life of Timothy Green, image copyright Disney

The Odd Life of Timothy Green tells the story of a childless couple whose lives are charmed when a mysterious little boy materializes in their garden. The film has been panned by critics (38% on Rotten Tomatoes) who have called it “schmaltzy”, “manufactured” and “shellacked with sticky sentimentality”.


What the professional critics haven’t called Timothy Green is “supeeeer saaaad!!!” while crying hysterically in the car long after the movie is over. For an impassioned review of the film from two young boys who saw it (and were reduced to tears while their parents can hardly surpress their laughter from the front seat), click the link below. WARNING! The end of the film is spoiled ten seconds into the video.

Reaction to The Odd Life of Timothy Green on YouTube

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is hardly the first Disney film to be billed as the “feel good movie of the season”, only to shock and devastate the audience when the story doesn’t end quite so happily-ever-after. Like when Bambi’s mother dies. Or Simba’s father. Or Old Yeller. In Up, Carl’s wife Ellie dies after the most heartbreaking 15 minutes in Disney/Pixar history – unless you count when the toys are almost incinerated and then given away in Toy Story 3.

There’s a lot of abandonment, betrayal, and death in Disney films – and more orphans than the cast of “Annie”. There’s so much sadness, in fact, that it’s hard to choose an answer to the poll “What’s the Saddest Disney Film Ever?” You decide!

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Are there any other films that deserve a nomination?

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13 Responses to “The Sad Life of Timothy Green”

  1. Ali says:

    I so love Justin Bieber,Selena Gomez,Rocky,Cece,all the stars.
    If you dont know im 7 years old my fave color is:pink im so cray cray about pink I love pink so much
    that my hair is pink my bathroom wall is pink my rug my shoes my socks my bed my lipgloss all my
    journuls at school are pink I <3 pink so much!I have 798 bucks and67 cents in my friends
    are:rainie,mia,sophia,madelen,mya,madison,austin. I <3<3<3<3 my life!

  2. kadence cannon says:

    i love that D
    J’S mix is flexible i am flexabl e too

  3. kadence cannon says:

    i love that DJ’S mix is flexible i am flexable too

  4. MORGAN says:


  5. megan says:

    i loved when justin bieber was on there i love him

  6. vanessa says:

    love voting

  7. jade says:

    i think toy story 3 because the song they play when Jessie remembers the time when her family put her in a box and left her on the road was so sad i cried listening to it on youtube.

  8. abby says:

    it was so sad. i felt so bad! i cried when timothy went away. i so want to see it again. i can not wait till it comes out on dvd!!! it was an awesome movie!! i loved it!!

  9. laurin says:

    My whole family cried accept my dad he didn’t go.But he sould went it was a good movie!!!

  10. lizeth says:

    i love evrey one that was on make your mark i dont want to heart eney one felings but i have to say the truth i loved bxtboys i love justin bebber in fact i kissed my hand and when justin bebber show up i put my hand on his mouth sow i love evrey one by;]

  11. LILY NOVACK says:


  12. RACHEL says:

    I thought it was old yeller so I can not belive timothy green I have not seen im only 9 so what! I can not get a phone intill im 10 double digit My name is Rachel mauldin if u know me at opes in 4rth grade bye wait also I will vote for the two girls on make your mark I love teen showes and can not wait for the teenage years i want to be 16 because ill have fun bye bye

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