Sometimes a story taps into a primal
human desire, a need so intrinsic that it makes belief come to life.
Screenwriter (and director) Peter Hedges, working from a story conceived
by Frank Zappa’s son, Ahmet, dares to make audiences hope and believe
in something so real with The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
As movie catch phrases go, it's up there with "I drink your milkshake" from 'There Will Be Blood.' Janine "Smurf" Cody (Jacki Weaver), the Lady MacBethian mother of a dysfunctional family of Melbourne criminals in 'Animal Kingdom,' stares at a crooked cop — her eyes alight with knowingness as she smiles — and states, "And you've done some bad things, sweetie." Grade: A-.