To be quite honest, all I really wanted was a nice relaxing movie to unwind to the day I saw this movie, and that’s exactly what I got.
What I really appreciated about this movie was that the way it was done kind of took me back to the movies I liked watching with my family as a kid. Sure the messages aren’t really anything new, but if you’re a sucker for these kinds of films like I am, you’ll probably enjoy it. For those that dislike cheesy children’s movies filled with a bunch of clichés and predictable moments, this is probably not the movie for you.
I really liked CJ Adams as Timothy. Just as his character is supposed to, he grew on me over the course of the film that I found myself mentally shaking my fist at the way things ended. I’ll try not to spoil it too much, but let’s just say it’s like an alternate ending to Pinocchio…except Timothy is honest to a fault.
There were definitely some funny moments and heartfelt moments as well. I think the most hilarious part of the movie for me is a line Joel Edgerton says after one of Timothy’s soccer matches. I think I could relate to how his character must have felt at that moment.
I’d be lying if I said this was movie of the year, and perhaps the story is just a little too simple for some, but I personally enjoyed it for what it is. On a personal level I’d probably rate this movie a B-, but I realize that might just be too generous of a score.
FINAL VERDICT: C