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Tooth Fairy

Released

Latest Home Video

May 04, 2010

MPAA Rating:

PG


Run Time:

101

Cast

Dwayne Johnson

Ashley Judd

Julie Andrews

Studio

2010 Twentieth Century Fox

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Still shot from the movie: Tooth Fairy.

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Overall B+
ViolenceB-
SexA-
LanguageB
Drugs/AlcoholA-
Run Time101

Making the Grades

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Derek Thompson’s (Dwayne Johnson) NHL dream appears to have taken a detour. Bothered by a shoulder injury, he was sent back to the minor leagues where his rough play and bone jarring hits leave other players without their teeth. Nicknamed the Tooth Fairy, Derek isn’t much of a role model in other respects either. After a game, he bluntly discourages a peewee fan from aiming for a future career on ice.

(Unfortunately a lot of hockey parents and young players who think they are on track to be the next Wayne Gretzky could probably benefit from a similar kind of reality check. But in the movies, anything is possible and nobody wants to hear that kind of news.)

For his harsh remarks, Derek receives a summons to appear before a magical court where he is tried for the crime of disseminating disbelief. Testifying before a winged Godmother (Julie Andrews), the dream killer is sentenced to serve time as a tooth fairy and assigned a spindly, 6’ 7" caseworker Tracy (Stephen Merchant) to help him learn his duties. Meanwhile at home, Derek’s girlfriend Cindy (Ashley Judd) is trying to help the left-winger connect with her children Randy (Chase Ellison) and Tess (Destiny Whitlock).

But donning tights and a tunic is a stretch for the athlete who is more comfortable wearing protective pads and pushing players into the boards. Even with the help of an elderly pixie (Billy Crystal) who outfits the reluctant player with shrinking paste, amnesia dust and invisibility spray, Derek struggles to gracefully perform his new responsibilities.

Luckily for viewers, Derek’s punishment eventually has a positive impact on him although some mood swings during his probation period spell trouble on and off the ice as he takes his aggression out on others. Yet he is not the only individual to change for the better. Other characters in the film also experience personal growth and an opportunity to chase their own dreams.

The film also addresses some realistic issues faced by single parent families. Despite Cindy’s hopes for her current relationship, her son Randy isn’t as impressed with Derek as she is. For him, Derek is just one more man parading into their home. Already struggling with the insecurities of adolescence, it will take more than a forced afternoon of guy time to bond with his mom’s brawny boyfriend.

Still for most family members, Tooth Fairy has plenty to applaud. With relatively few content concerns outside of some sports violence, the film portrays positive character development and attitude adjustments along with some jokes that even parents will find amusing. Though few of us will ever achieve all of our aspirations, there is something to be said for pursuing our passions as long as we can.

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Discussion Ideas After The Movie

Teaching ideas and topics to discuss about Tooth Fairy.

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Double Trouble
ToothFairy Mazes
Remember The Tooth

What deal does Randy make with Derek? Why does Randy lie to his mother about Derek? Why is he reluctant to bond with his mom’s boyfriend?

Do you think childhood fantasies about the Tooth Fairy or Santa are important or are they dishonest? What value can these beliefs have?

How do the characters in this story help one another achieve their dreams? How can you encourage other people to achieve their goals?

Canadian Movie Ratings

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G
AB G
MB G
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QC G
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G

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Tooth Fairy...

Tooth Fairy releases to DVD and Blu-ray on May 4, 2010.

Tooth Fairy flutters onto DVD in widescreen. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The disc offers the following bonus extras:

- Interactive Feature: Tooth Fairy Training Center

- Fairy-oke

- Theatrical Trailer

- Sneak Peeks: Flicka 2, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, andThe Sound of Music.

Tooth Fairy also releases on Blu-ray in a Triple Play Edition. Presented in widescreen, the disc provides audio tracks in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish and French), along with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Extras include all of the above, as well as:

- Gag Reel

- Deleted Scenes (with Optional Introductions).

- Behind the Scenes: With Lem and Jake, Lem and Jake Talk About VFX (Before and After), First Assignment with Storyboards, Wings and Fairy Things (Costume Design), Flights, Tights and Fairy FX, and Creating Fairyland (Production Design).

- Wee Man with Commentary by Director Michael Lembeck and Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison.

-Tooth Traditions Worldwide

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Gab&Dad; says: Jan. 25, 2010

This is truly a family-friendly movie, with nothing offensive or overly pandering….  The Rock is charming, there are many laughs to be had, and a decent message.  Compared to other kiddie flicks, I as a mom did not mind this one at all!  And you can see what my 7yr.-old son thought in his own words:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpkWzkhohyk

Dadof3&Husband; says: Jan. 31, 2010

Also be aware, there are scenes in a men’s locker room with men in towels and some men in various states of dress/undress. Also, the lead character wears a form fitting leotard which meant to embarrass his male character.

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