Tooth Fairy
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant, Julie Andrews, Chase Elison, Destiny Whitlock. Comedy, fantasy, family. Directed by Michael Lembeck.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Derek “Tooth Fairy” Thompson (Dwayne Johnson), once a star hockey player, now can only get cheers in a game for knocking teeth out of the opponents. When he steals a dollar that was for his girl friend Carly’s (Ashley Judd) six-year-old daughter who has just lost her first tooth., the fantasy begins. Derek is summoned to Tooth Fairy Headquarters, headed up by Lily (Julie Andrews) and sentenced to two weeks of on-call tooth fairy duty.

PREVIEW REVIEW:Tooth Fairy can be a fun family experience – children will find a grown man wearing angel wings and flying funny; and parents will be grateful that there is no foul language or sexually suggestive behavior. The transformation of Derek from an egotistical, mean-spirited sports figure who discourages aspiring young sports fans to a supportive, caring mentor is a positive theme. Carly, a single mother of two, “stands by her man” ind encourages him to bond with her children, which backfires when Derek’s blunt honesty almost destroys Carly’s 12-year-old son’s self-confidence.

The funniest scenes take place during Derek’s angel training and his relationship with his caseworker, Tracy (Stephen Merchant), who has no wings in spite of his loyalty to the angel director. All in all, Tooth Fairy on DVD might be a good choice for a family evening at home,

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: Aggressive action on ice hockey rink, painful falls and hits
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: Some wine drinking with meals
Other: Very positive themes of believing in yourself, learning from your mistakes, and that you can fly only if you believe you can fly - metaphorically speaking, of course.
Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Teenagers and Adults

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