The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Has anyone else seen this trailer?

…I sobbed.

Only a little though.

Jeez, Disney – what are you doing, trying to pull a Nicholas Sparks?


I want to see it, and then again maybe I don’t.

Maybe in private.

With wine.

Yes.  Definitely wine.

19 comments on “The Odd Life of Timothy Green

  1. Stupid Stork
    July 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    They have snuck that mother effing trailer before every movie I’ve seen the last 6 months. Don’t watch it! Masochism!


    • Tracy
      July 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      I wish I’d been to the movies at SOME point in the past 6 months, and maybe I wouldn’t have been so blindsided by this on TV.

      On a semi-related note, does it make you wonder if J.Garner has some kind of personal connection to infertility, considering her work here and on Juno?


      • Stupid Stork
        July 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

        I don’t know… You would think so but she just keeps popping them out.


      • Tracy
        July 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

        Maybe it hasn’t been easy for her. Or maybe she has a sister with issues. Or maybe she’s one of those rare sensitive souls who can truly understand what it feels like to be in this situation, and she takes those roles because she is drawn to them…

        Either way, I never used to be much of a fan of hers, but she’s got me coming around…


      • Tracy
        July 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

        And you know what? She named their latest Samuel. For some people, that name has a biblical significance and a tie-in to infertility…

        …Maybe it’s a stretch. Or maybe I’m tired and hormonal, lol.


  2. Stupid Stork
    July 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Good on her either way you look at it. If it’s her, a sister, or she’s just sensitive.

    Ya know, I’d like more celebrities to come out of the infertile-closet because I can only think of.. 2.. that I know of.. that have. And there seems to be a highly suspicious number of twins in celebrityville.


    • Tracy
      July 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      Word. To. THAT.

      And what’s the harm in coming out? It can only make one group of people like you MORE, and the Fertiles could probably care less. 😛


  3. Stupid Stork
    July 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    It sounds really weird but I honestly think it has something to do with sex-shame. Like admitting your infertile is somehow saying you don’t know how to do it right.

    Which is ridiculous – because we’re basically having sex for purely recreational purposes, and what’s dirtier than that?


    • Tracy
      July 25, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      I agree. Take Angelina Jolie for example…

      So, she goes public with her creep-tastic relationship with Billy Bob, talks about making out with her own brother, and drinking blood, but won’t fess up to possibly having had help conceiving with Brad?

      …I’m not buying. And I think that’s part of the reason that, despite every honorable thing she does for charity, I just plain don’t like AJ. Something about her seems shady and untrustworthy…

      …But maybe that’s the bitter Infertile in me, lol.


  4. road2ourbaby
    July 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    What celebs are you referring to? I can think of a couple, Elizabeth Banks, Giuliana Rancic. It would be nice if they’d all be a little more honest. With so many celebs having kids well into their 40’s and beyond (and just based on statistics alone) it’s not realistic that some haven’t had help. Fess up, ladies!

    Even my mom and MIL always say things like, you know, you don’t HAVE to tell your friends/family. Yeah, let’s suffer through this entirely alone. That’ll make us feel better! I feel sorry for their generation, because clearly talking about it was not an option.

    Sidenote- I’m not familiar with this trailer but I think I should avoid it for my own sanity. haha


    • Stupid Stork
      July 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

      Exact two I was thinking of. EXACT. Oh wait – Celine Dion. That makes 3.

      DO NOT look up this trailer. And if you go to a movie and Jennifer Garner pops up on screen plug ears and close eyes.


    • Tracy
      July 25, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      I am in love with both EB and GR – and I have to say that a big part of that reason is because of their openness in their struggles with infertility.

      Maybe I’m in the minority, but I find that putting a more human, more accessible face on celebrities makes them more likeable all around.


  5. Nicole
    July 25, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    I have always loved Jen G she is so down to earth and yes very sensitive from interviews I’ve seen her in. I don’t think her and Ben had any troubles getting pg but who knows maybe in secret they did, seems like they keep popping em out so if they are going to a fertility DR he must be awesome.

    I thought this movie looked so sad and inspiring for infertiles also, however I was sitting with another one in a movie theater when this trailer popped up and she said she didn’t like this story line, she couldn’t explain why but she just felt hurt by it.


    • Tracy
      July 25, 2012 at 8:59 am #

      I can understand that sentiment.

      Implying that just when you are ready to move on, a magical thing happens and a child appears from nowhere can maybe feel like kind of a sell-out for some Infertiles.

      I’m happy to see a movie that hopefully will reflect the pain and loss that so many couples feel in facing this process, but I also hope they really capture the heartbreak involved without it being overshadowed in magic…


  6. Stupid Stork
    July 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    The only one I’ve ever seen that I thought did a REALLY good job of making it true-to-life (without being too horribly, horribly depressing) was this Gene Wilder movie called “Funny about Love”. All about infertility. Sooo good (but you know, have to be in the strong-face mood to watch it).


    • Tracy
      July 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

      Iiiiiiinteresting. I may have to watch that.


      With wine.


      • Stupid Stork
        July 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

        You really should. It’s the only movie I’ve ever seen that’s full on about infertility, but was also really good before IF was even a part of my life.

        So good. With wine, though, definitely with wine. (although they at times make it funny – thank G-D).


  7. zygotta
    July 27, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    We saw the trailer. And looked at each other and thought: crap! Now there will be lots of Timothys around :/

    But before that thought occurred to me, I felt so sad watching the scene where they write all those things on pieces of paper and bury them…


    • Tracy
      July 27, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      I thought of your Timothy!! I really don’t think this movie will inspire Timothy to rise to the top 10 any time soon, so I think your boy is safe. 🙂

      And I agree. That was so sad… and I can’t say I haven’t thought all of those things, I just haven’t gotten to the place yet where I bury my feelings in the yard…


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