Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Inventive, book-based misfit tale is sweet and funny.

PG 2020 99 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 6+

Representing our neurodivergent population.

I think with everything else out there this is a solid choice for families. Yes Timmy is quirky, he has a difficult time socially, he seems to “not care” (taken from another review) about how his actions are effecting others. But this movie represents other kids like Timmy and I think that is fabulous. Timmy is autistic, neurodiversity needs greater representation and I think the film did justice in that respect. My 6 year old ADHD kiddo related so much to Timmy he was brought to tears and got reflective on his own behavior.

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age 7+

Fun and cute! Great message

I really liked this movie. Im pretty strict against violence, sex, language etc. Im not a huge fan of Disney but this one was really fun. No scared stuff, no sexy stuff, no bad language. Just fun! I loved his partner the polar bear. He is a kid growing up who doesn't want to be like everyone else and his mom supports that. He gets into some sticky situations but somehow comes out on top and learns how to be a better human being. His teacher is a little mean to him. The librarian was very "butch" and wore pride clothing but nothing was said about it. You do see his father leaving them at the beginning and that is sad. Other than that a great movie with a great message to be yourself.

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