Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy

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Director: Michael Lembeck, Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant

Cast: Michael Lembeck, Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant

     
 

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20th Century Fox presents this family comedy following a star hockey player's (Dwayne Johnson) temporary transformation into a full-fledged tooth fairy as penalty for discouraging a young fan. Director Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2 and 3<

Overview

20th Century Fox presents this family comedy following a star hockey player's (Dwayne Johnson) temporary transformation into a full-fledged tooth fairy as penalty for discouraging a young fan. Director Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2 and 3) helms the family comedy, based on a screenplay by veteran comedic writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, with additional writing provided by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia. Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews co-star in the Blumhouse and Mayhem Pictures production.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
One of the ways to make a tried-and-true movie formula feel fresh is to cast good actors, and that's exactly what makes Tooth Fairy better than you might expect. The setup goes like this: Semi-pro hockey player Derek Thompson (Dwayne Johnson) takes pride in his nickname "The Tooth Fairy," a handle he earned because of his remarkable skill at knocking out opponents' pearly whites. He believes that people -- especially kids -- need to lower their expectations so they won't be disappointed by life, a pessimistic outlook that puts him in conflict with the single mom (Ashley Judd) he's dating when her young daughter loses a tooth and Derek nearly tells the child that the Tooth Fairy isn't real. Later that night, he awakens to find himself sprouting a pair of wings, and then being transported to Fairy Land. It turns out that, because he keeps crushing the dreams of kids, he must spend two weeks working as an actual tooth fairy. Armed with invisible spray, shrinking paste, and amnesia powder, Derek sets about retrieving teeth, and learning a valuable lesson about holding on to your dreams. The high-concept premise actually works because director Michael Lembeck -- a TV veteran -- keeps the gags moving along smoothly, and because the film has been cast superbly. Dwayne Johnson has a genuine knack for comedy, understandingly exactly how exaggerated he can be without crossing the line into annoying hamminess. Julie Andrews, as the leader of Fairy Land, lends the film her unadulterated charm, warmth, and professionalism. But the movie's secret weapon is British comedian Stephen Merchant, who plays the officious fairy in charge of supervising Derek on his molar-snatching missions. He and Johnson make a hilarious duo -- their bickering has some wonderful off-kilter timing -- and just the sight of Merchant's tall, lanky frame next to Johnson's muscular physique is amusing. Throw in a cameo from Billy Crystal as the Fairy Land equivalent of James Bond's Q, and you realize that the movie has won you over just because the performers are so amusing. Sure, nothing surprising happens during the course of the story. But, the way the standard scenes of reconciliation (Derek has to make amends for breaking the heart of his girlfriend's young son) and redemption go down make it worthwhile. The film doesn't talk down to kids, and it doesn't insult adults either. Tooth Fairy falls short of required viewing, but it's a pleasant surprise.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2014
UPC:
0024543943525
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
49,997

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dwayne Johnson Derek Thompson
Ashley Judd Carly
Stephen Merchant Tracy
Ryan Sheckler Mick Donnelly
Seth MacFarlane Ziggy
Julie Andrews Lily
Billy Crystal Jerry
Chase Ellison Randy
Destiny Grace Whitlock Tess
Brandon T. Jackson Duke
Dan Joffre Tooth Fairy #1
Ellie Harvie Permit Woman
Barclay Hope Coach
Michael Daingerfield Announcer
Dale Wolfe Color Commentator
Josh Emerson Kyle
Steve Bewley Brad
Brendan Penny Josh
Lee Tichon Andreas
Darien Provost Gabe
David Quinlan Gabe's Dad
Ron Toffolo Sports Reporter
Jill Morrison Shelter Cove Mom
Stephen Holmes Shelter Cove Dad
Alex Ferris Shelter Cove Kid
Steve Levy Himself
Simon King Dave
Juno Ruddell Sally
Rukiya Bernard Amnesia Woman
O.L. Bramble Amneisa Man
Maya Washington Amnesia Daughter
Candus Churchill Amnesia Grandma
Rudy Richards Amnesia Grandpa
Maya Mack Amnesia Granddaughter
B.J. Harrison Amnesia Aunt
Alvin Sanders Amnesia Uncle
Matt Ward Amnesia Nephew
Tanessa Holomon Amnesia Kid
Joanna Reid Amnesia Distant Cousin
Christina Schild Poltergeist Woman
Nicholas Carella Poltergeist Man
Nicole Muñoz Kelly
Brendan Meyer Ben
Kevin Atwell Kevin
Daniel Bacon Fan
Derek Gilroy Crazed Fan
Brendan Beiser Teddy's Dad
Deejay Jackson Cop
Peter Kelamis Talent Show Teacher
John Tench Inmate
John Kirincich Ref for Game #3
Fiona Hogan Scared Woman

Technical Credits
Michael Lembeck Director
Jason Blum Producer
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Mark Ciardi Producer
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Richard Cowan Asst. Director
David Finfer Editor
Lowell Ganz Screenwriter
David Giammarco Sound Mixer
Gordon Gray Producer
Kevin Halloran Co-producer
Marcia Hinds Production Designer
Bo Johnson Art Director
Louis Lazzara Makeup
Babaloo Mandel Screenwriter
Mindy Marin Casting
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Chuck Michael Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Ockley Set Decoration/Design
Jim Piddock Executive Producer,Original Story
Frankie Pine Musical Direction/Supervision
Rick Sharp Makeup
Randi Mayem Singer Screenwriter
Josh Sternin Screenwriter
Angus Strathie Costumes/Costume Designer
David Tattersall Cinematographer
Jeff Ventimilia Screenwriter
Wendy S. Williams Production Manager
Michael Norman Wong Art Director

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Tooth Fairy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Tooth Fairy with Dwayne ("The Rock") Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal, and other actors is a good DVD for a young family with children ages 5 to 11 years old. The storyline offers a lesson in believing in your dreams and setting goals. Wonderful laugh-out-loud moments make this DVD great for a family movie night. Even with a kind of corny ending it was fun entertainment.
michelle68 More than 1 year ago
I love "the rock". It is a cute story that you know whats coming, but it still very enjoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We just watched The Tooth Fairy this weekend and laughed over and over again. There is enough for both adults and children to enjoy at the same time. It does not take away the belief in the Tooth Fairy, but rather instills that you need to follow your dreams and believe! Dwayne Johnson is hysterical and does a great job with his character, Derek Thompson. Ashley Judd is charming and a great compliment to Dwayne Johnson. My six year old laughed out loud many times. This movie is a perfect blend of comedy, fantasy, romance, and fairytales. Grab some popcorn and a blanket and enjoy watching The Tooth Fairy!
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DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!