Tooth Fairy


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Rating: PG

Dwayne Johnson as Derek
Ashley Judd as Carly
Stephen Merchant as Tracy
Ryan Sheckler as Mick Donnelly
Seth MacFarlane as Ziggy
Julie Andrews as Lily
Chase Ellison as Randy
Destiny Whitlock as Tess
Brandon T. Jackson as Duke
Dan Joffre as Tooth Fairy #1
Ellie Harvie as Permit Woman
Barclay Hope as Coach
Michael Daingerfield as Announcer
Josh Emerson as Kyle
Dale Wolfe as Color Commentator

Directed by Michael Lembeck

Special Features:
Tooth Fairy Training Center
Sing Along With “Fairy-oke”

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French and Spanish Languages
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 120 Minutes

The Details:
The following is the official description of the film:

“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.

On paper, “Tooth Fairy” does a lot right. The idea of Dwayne Johnson as a tooth fairy is amusing. They also provide him with a great supporting cast including Billy Crystal, Julie Andrews, Ashley Judd, and Seth MacFarlane. There are even a few great scenes in the movie. We see Derek apply an amnesia dust to Carly until he says something that isn’t actually the wrong thing to say. We see a cat stalk Derek when he attempts to collect a tooth while shrunk. We also see a family think their house is haunted when Derek sneaks in while invisible.

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.