An infertile couple plants their hopes for a child in the garden, and receive an unexpected gift when a young boy emerges from the soil claiming to be their son in this enchanting comedy drama from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Peter Hedges (WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE, DAN IN REAL LIFE). Jim (Joel Edgerton) and Cindy Green (Jennifer Garner) are struggling to accept the fact that they will never conceive a child of their own when, one night during a thunderous storm, a young boy named Timothy (CJ Adams) comes knocking at their door. In time, the prospective new parents and their curious neighbors discover that the most amazing things can happen just when you least expect it.
3 stars out of 5 — “It’s a magical film in the vein of E.T. where an otherworldly event changes a family forever….Funny, different, touching and full of heart — it’s not just perfect entertainment for the whole family, it’s about the importance of family.” (Box Office)
3.5 stars out of 4 — “[A] warm and lovely fantasy….Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are appealing together as far from perfect parents, and CJ Adams has that ability of so many child actors to be pitch-perfect.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
“A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise…” (Hollywood Reporter)