Tooth Fairy

Theatrical Release: January 22, 2010
DVD Release: May 3, 2010
Tooth Fairy


Dwayne Johnson is the “Tooth Fairy,” also known as Derek Thompson, a hard-charging hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s dreams, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek “can’t handle the tooth” – bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers’ homes…doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams.

Dove Review

Dwayne Johnson really hit a right note when he made “The Game Plan” in 2007. It won the Crystal Dove Award for “Best Comedy of 2007.” And it did well at the box office.

In the beginning, the idea of the tooth fairly seems a bit silly. But soon enough the laughs come and the movie plays to the imagination in a big way. Derek Thompson (Johnson’s character) needs to learn how to control his super-sized ego and how to relate to kids. He dashes one kid’s dream of playing hockey by telling him how stacked the odds are against him and that he would be better off thinking of something else. He also disappoints his girlfriend’s son. The girlfriend is played by Ashley Judd.

As Derek is forced to become a real tooth fairy he learns to appreciate the gift of imagination as some funny and teachable moments ensue, and the story gels nicely from there on. One highlight in the film comes from a hilarious cameo appearance by Billy Crystal. Eventually Derek redeems himself and helps his girlfriend’s son regain his self-confidence. Making positive changes in one’s life as well as encouraging the gift of imagination are two well-presented themes in this entertaining film. We happily award our Dove Family-Approved Seal to “Tooth Fairy.” The Tooth Fairy is the perfect family film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Some hits taken by hockey players during the on-ice action; a kid smashes his own guitar in frustration; a character while invisible hits another character.
Sex: Kissing between a man and his girlfriend; a Freudian remark about "wing envy" which will fly over most kid's heads; a comment about the "hot" fairies (females); a "Let's not get frisky" comment.
Language: G/OMG-2; a "dang" and "poopey"; a "What the...?" comment which is not finished and a "Bull...." comment which also is not finished; a "You bum" comment.
Violence: Some hits taken by hockey players during the on-ice action; a kid smashes his own guitar in frustration; a character while invisible hits another character.
Drugs: A comment about pills which can get the tooth fairy out of a predicament but a character admits he is making it up; if you count tooth fairy dust and edible shrinkage cream.
Nudity: Shirtless men; mild cleavage.
Other: A man tells a kid with dreams of being a hockey player to lower his expectations and he does the same with his girlfriend's son, who wants to be a rock star; a man takes some money from his girlfriend's daughter's piggy bank to gamble on playing cards but gives it back; a joke about fairy evolution and a comment about "Charles Darwing"; a character winds up in jail and a man says he should submit to a "higher power" but does not specify God or the Bible.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
Director: Michael Lembeck
Producer: Jason Blum
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter