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  • Aug 3, 2010
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+5
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 teeth in his first season in the minor leagues. He is dating Carly (Ashley Judd - oh time has not been kind to her in this film) who has two children. One night while putting the youngest daughter to sleep, Derek let's slip that the tooth fairy doesn't exist. He is whisked away to tooth fairy land, headed by Julie Andrews, and given a two week punishment of being the tooth fairy. Billy Crystal has a nice cameo appearance.

The reason I enjoyed this film so much, my fourteen year old son actually sat through the whole film and laughed a lot. I would guess this film works for younger children. There is a bit of the Christmas stories about this, believe and good things will happen. Maybe the film just struck some nice chords along the way.

This film wins for the world's WORST and obvious product placements I've ever seen, how in the world Fender got hosed into supporting this film is beyond me. The boy plays a Fender guitar and Fender amp - that works just fine. But darn it, if there weren't Fender signs at the hockey arena. If this were Pepsi or Coca Cola, everyone would be up in arms for the product placements.

The hockey shots were really juiced up too much, they looked a lot like The Mighty Ducks. The special effects were pretty well done, I believed when The Rock shrunk to three inches tall.

This is a good for everyone film. There is no slimy double entendre humor that Disney seems to love to throw into their films. The humor is funny for all ages without excluding one age group. Mom and Dad won't have to explain some lame joke because it was over their child's head.

Maybe I'm a bit biased; I'm a Rock and Ashley Judd fan. I also expected this film to be really bad, virtually unwatchable. In the end, the whole family laughed at this film.

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August 11, 2010
Ok, I need some good fun right now--I am adding this to my queve. Thanks for the great review!
 
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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 ...
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DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
Runtime: 120 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox

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