Jim and Cindy Green (Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner) lead a life of exceptional blandness. He works on the assembly line in a pencil factory while she toils under the thumb of a tight-lipped old biddy at a pencil museum. They live in the town of Stanleyville, the “Pencil Capital of the World.” Yikes. Even bleaker, the couple struggles with infertility issues, and learn after countless failed medical procedures that they cannot conceive. Drunk on misery and red wine, they scrawl characteristics of their imaginary child on slips of paper, stuff them listlessly into a wooden box, and bury them in the backyard along with their hopes of ever becoming parents. And then something less depressing happens: A 10-year-old child comes busting out of the ground where the box was buried, slathered in mud and sprouting leaves around his ankles. His name is Timothy (played by the tiny, magical CJ Adams), and he matches every quality his parents listed, from “honest to a fault” to “Picasso with a pencil” (we get it, you’re into pencils). The ensuing story, albeit saccharine and silly, is genuinely adorable. It’s a squeaky-clean, super-sweet watch that’s perfect for kids and parents.