Odd Life of Timothy Green, The (film) A happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green, cannot wait to start a family, but when circumstances interfere, they bury notes in the garden about what their dream child would be like. When young Timothy, covered in mud, shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—are in for a surprise, and from it they all learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. Released on August 15, 2012. Directed by Peter Hedges. Stars Jennifer Garner (Cindy Green), Joel Edgerton (Jim Green), Cameron “CJ” Adams (Timothy Green), Ron Livingston (Franklin Crudstaff), Dianne Wiest (Ms. Crudstaff), David Morse (James Green, Sr.), M. Emmet Walsh (Uncle Bub).