Released on August 15, 2012, Walt Disney's latest film
may not be having the impact it wanted. In fact, this video of two young kids positively traumatized by the movie's ending, may not be the best endorsement at all.
The film tells of young couple Cindy Green (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton), who have been unable to conceive a child. After burying their wishes for a child, in a box in their backyard, the following day they wake up to find a ten year old boy named Timothy (CJ Adams), on their doorstep. He is far more special than they realize.
Obviously, CJ Adams did a terrific job starring as Green. So superb in fact, that he entwined his way into the hearts of two young brothers who watched the movie with their parents, and then suffered a major meltdown at the end.
Crying hysterically in the backseat of the car, the two boys are near inconsolable over what happened to Timothy in the film.
"All his leaves fell off and he had to go!" sobbed one, a sentiment echoed painfully a moment later by his brother, "He had to go! He had to gooooooo!"
Amid the gut wrenching sobs, the boys are asked if people should go see the movie? One of them pleads, "Nooooooo! If you go see the movie, you'll tear out your eyes!"
The YouTube video
published on Aug. 18, was posted by garoth24
, the boys' father. "The ads for The Odd Life of Timothy Green
bill it as the feel good movie of the season," he said, "as you will see by the reaction of my two sons, they beg to differ ..."
The parents found their sons' reactions hilarious, an issue that has earned them several scathing reviews on YouTube, but SweetLolita12
said it best:
I am sorry, but for someone who has been around children so much this is quite funny. I mean, I am sure the parents after this came to them and try to calm them down but if a movie for CHILDREN made them this sad? It's a bad movie.
Parents, you've been warned. Disney may have missed the boat on this one. The message this PG movie is trying to send, might be buried a little too deeply for kids to grasp.