Directed by Michael Lembeck
“Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around — until he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as the world’s most unlikely tooth fairy! Even though he must sport frilly wings and learn the magical tricks of the trade from his silver-winged superiors (Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal), Derek’s determined to do the job HIS way and prove he’s got what it takes!
Also includes the Tooth Fairy Training Center–a high-energy boot camp that will get the whole family off the couch and into the fun.”
“Tooth Fairy” is rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and sports action.
But for all that this movie does right, it’s ultimately dull and predictable. Much of the film doesn’t generate any real laughs. The fairies are kind of bland and uninteresting. Derek’s fairy probation officer Tracy, played by Stephen Merchant, doesn’t make any major impact either. It’s just overall mediocre.
That being said, my kids enjoyed it a lot. My young boys loved seeing Johnson make a fool of himself and cracked up at the fairy antics. It would have been nice if “Tooth Fairy” had been a movie both kids and adults could enjoy, but it ends up being primarily for the kiddies. I’d only recommend buying this DVD for kids. Everyone else should pass.
There are a minimal number of bonus features on the DVD. You’ll find a video showing Stephen Merchant and Dwayne Johnson singing “Wind Beneath My Wings.” You’ll also find a fairy training video that is simply a series of exercises for kids. There’s no ‘making of’ featurette, deleted scenes, or gag reel.