This pleasant family fable from Peter Hedges (Pieces of April
) has some curb appeal: It's a live-action family film that explores both adult and child problems, and the kids aren't a bunch of wiseass, pop culture-referencing brats. But the script, from a story by Ahmet Zappa, may be too earnestly uplifting for its own good despite a luxuriantly rustic Georgia locale and a Capra-esque community of oddballs (played by such stalwarts as Dianne Wiest, David Morse, Rosemarie Dewitt and Ron Livingston). The plot? A childless couple (including Jennifer Garner, barren once again after Juno
) writes down the attributes of the dream kid they can't have, plant the devotions in their garden and lo, their 10-year-old miracle son (CJ Adams) is born. He looks like a normal child ... except for the leaves on his legs. We're not kidding. If you're diabetic, feel free to "leave" right now.