Tooth Fairy Doesn't Offer Much to Smile About
- Friday, January 22, 2010
Certainly, there's a good message about maintaining a child-like sense of wonder deep, deep down in this mess of a movie. The only trouble is the silly, drawn-out journey in the middle. No matter how hard he tries to sell it, The Rock's normally affable stage presence still isn't quite enough to win the audience's affection for very long, especially when the gags' sell-by date has expired long, long ago.
Summing up Tooth Fairy in seven words: There's just not much to smile about.
- Drugs/Alcohol: Derek is told not to "drink and fly." A substance called "amnesia dust" erases people's memories briefly and has strange, drug-like effect on the people it's sprinkled on.
- Language/Profanity: No profanity—instead words like "dang" and "heck" are used. At one point an almost profanity is stopped before the rest of the word could actually be said.
- Sex/Nudity: None. At one point Derek almost gives Randy "the talk" about why his teenage body is changing, but Randy embarrassingly stops him before the conversation progresses.
- Violence: Just a few scenes of hockey-related sports violence where guys are knocked over by other players (sometimes causing their teeth to fall out, hence Derek's nickname, "The Tooth Fairy". At one point, Derek gets hit in the crotch with a tennis ball, and often when in his shrunken state, he bumps into things and suffers a few bumps and bruises.
Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in St. Paul, Minn., she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog.
For more information, including her upcoming book signings and sample chapters of her novels, check out her Website.
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