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Tooth Fairy

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Tooth Fairy

Michael Lembeck (2009)

97min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This energetic vehicle for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hardly stretches the former wrestler, as he plays Derek Thompson, a washed-up ice hockey star best known for battering his opponents. But worse than that, Derek crushes the childhood dreams of his girlfriend's young daughter when he tells her there's no such thing as the tooth fairy. Cue a trip to Fairyland, where Derek is sentenced to a week as a real-life tooth fairy to make amends. Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais's long-standing collaborator, takes on his first major Hollywood role as Derek's reluctant mentor, and they make for a surprisingly amusing odd couple. The slapstick humour comes thick and fast as Derek, complete with wings and leotard, struggles with his new line of work. It does take a while to get going, is ultimately very predictable and lapses into sentimentality towards the end. But Johnson is an eminently likeable lead and the impressive supporting cast, including Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal, makes up for Johnson's lack of acting finesse.

Summary

A minor-league ice hockey player is nicknamed the Tooth Fairy for knocking opponents' teeth out on the ice. When the cynical athlete discourages a young fan, he is forced to pay penance by spending a week as the real Tooth Fairy, rediscovering his dreams in the process. Family comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant, Ryan Sheckler and Seth MacFarlane.

Cast & Crew

Derek Thompson / Tooth Fairy Dwayne Johnson
Carly Ashley Judd
Tracy Stephen Merchant
Mick Donnelly Ryan Sheckler
Ziggy Seth MacFarlane
Lily Julie Andrews
Randy Chase Ellison
Tess Destiny Grace Whitlock
Duke Brandon T Jackson
Jerry Billy Crystal
Director Michael Lembeck
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 28 May 2010

Comedy Childrens Drama

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