Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson dressed up as a fairy has got to be one of the more ridiculous images in recent movie history. That's just one of the things that makes Tooth Fairy hilarious. The movie is filled with witty (and sometimes corny) humor. The plot and character development also feel pretty natural. Indeed, even though the plot device of a boyfriend trying to win the love of his girlfriend's children has been used far too many times, it didn't feel stale.
Meanwhile, the toothfairy "kingdom" or whatever had a great combination of magic and sass. It's set up kind of like MI6 from James Bond - Julie Andrews even acts as the head tooth fairy. At the end of the day, it's kind of like The Santa Clause - but with wings and an attitude.
I've always had a fondness for seeing guys with big "guns" make fun of themselves. Dwayne Johnson "The Rock" does a very good job in accomplishing this. "the Tooth Fairy" is Johnson's 2nd comedic film after "The Game Plan". The film has great comedic moments (I laughed seeing Johnson dressed up in silky baby blue) but somehow it loses its momentum by the third act as the film becomes too stereotypical of films like this. Ashley Judd makes … more
It is all about expectations; I expected this to be one of the worst movies ever. Turns out, it isn't really that bad. The Rock (yes I know he doesn't like being called that anymore) is mostly believable as a hockey player turned tooth fairy. There is some silly slapstick humor in this film, that is well meaning. Derek Thompson (Dwayne The Rock Johnson) is a down and out minor league hockey player that is nicknamed "The Tooth Fairy." He's an enforcer and knocked out a few … more
Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson dressed up as a fairy has got to be one of the more ridiculous images in recent movie history. That's just one of the things that makes Tooth Fairy hilarious. The movie is filled with witty (and sometimes corny) humor. The plot and character development also feel pretty natural. Indeed, even though the plot device of a boyfriend trying to win the love of his girlfriend's children has been used far too many times, it didn't feel stale. Meanwhile, … more
There is this to be said about 20th Century Fox's latest family-friendly offering: it is watchable. It is watchable in the sense that you can sit there and look at it, though you'll likely hate yourself afterwords. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, finally free of the title "The Rock". Also, as this movie proves, free of the ability to pick good screenplays. He plays Derek Thompson, a minor league, former NHL, hockey player in Michigan. He's known as the Tooth Fairy because … more
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Dreams and "what ifs" have no place in the life of hockey player Derek Thompson (Dwayne Johnson). As a major league player who's been moved down to the minor leagues following an injury, Derek thrives on negative attention, is ruthlessly pragmatic, and doesn't think twice about crushing the hopes and dreams of even his youngest fans. His poor attitude spills over into his personal life when he almost convinces his girlfriend's young daughter Tess (Destiny Whitlock) that the tooth fairy doesn't exist. As if the potential end to his relationship with girlfriend Carly (Ashley Judd) wasn't bad enough, Derek's actions inexplicably result in a nighttime summons from the "Department of Dissemination of Disbelief." Transformed into a tutu-wearing fairy with wings and whisked away to a fairy world, Derek assumes that his fanciful journey--and his sentencing by the head fairy (Julie Andrews) to a two-week stint as a tooth fairy--is just a bad dream. When his pager starts buzzing and wings sprout from his back at inopportune times, he realizes that his sentence is for real, yet he continues to deny the possibility that dreams and imagination have value. Derek's disbelief makes him an extremely inept fairy, but with the help of fellow fairy Tracy (Stephen Merchant) and some bonding time spent with Tess and her brother Randy (Chase Ellison), he begins to glimpse the importance of dreams and imagination and even manages to rediscover some of ...