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Tooth Fairy

April 29, 2010


Director: Michael Lembeck
Writers: Lowell Ganz/Babaloo Mandel/Randi Mayem Singer/Joshua Sternin/Jeffrey Ventimilia
Producers: Jim Piddock/Jason Blum/Mark Ciardi/Gordon Gray
Starring: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson/Ashley Judd/Julie Andrews/Billy Crystal
Year: 2010
Country: US/Canada
BBFC Certification: PG
Duration: 102 minutes

Derek Thompson is ‘The Tooth Fairy,’ a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s hopes, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labour as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek "can’t handle the tooth" bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers’ homes doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams.

In order to succeed, you have to believe.”

Tooth Fairy is quite surprising as Dwayne Johnson, formerly known as WWE wrestler ‘The Rock’, is quite a good actor in this family comedy. The story is entertaining and will keep kids engaged although it’s touch and go for adults, some will like it and some won’t. The acting is very good and Dwayne Johnson is great as Derek and he looked like he enjoyed doing the movie. The funny scenes in the movie weren’t laugh out loud but mostly chuckles. The characters were fun to watch and the actors did a good job in portraying them. However, Ashley Judd, who plays Derek’s mood-swapping girlfriend and Dwayne Johnson who plays the main character Derek have no chemistry together at all and it felt very forced. The direction was good and the special effects were okay and the dialogue was good but cheesy at times.

Overall though, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shows that he isn’t scared of goofing around in a dress and truly shows his funny side in the movie. It’s an enjoyable family movie that doesn’t exactly aim for success but for you to enjoy it. It’s not the best family movie in the world but it’s good enough for the family to enjoy. I think Dwayne Johnson could have a bright future in acting, since he is a good actor, but he won’t if he sticks to these kind of movies like Tooth Fairy and the way-too-cheesy Disney movie The Game Plan.

6/10
A surprisingly funny family comedy although after you watch it, it’s instantly forgettable. However, I never thought I’d see the day that I’d see The Rock wearing a dress!

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