Minor league hockey player Derek Thompson (Johnson) has earned his nickname because his opponents have lost a lot of their teeth in games. When Derek tells his girlfriend Carly's (Judd) six-year-old Tess (Whitlock) that the tooth fairy isn't real, the angry tooth fairy shows up and makes Derek substitute for him for two weeks--complete with tutu, wings, and magic wand. Also strained, in typical fashion, is his relationship with Carly's teenage son Randy (Ellison). And, naturally, just as things seem to turn around for Derek he whiffs on his shot, literally. Despite the cliches, a likeable Johnson is entertaining for kids of all ages and the rest of the cast--including Lily, the tooth fairy godmother (Andrews), and Jerry, the fairy gadget guy (Crystal)--helps an otherwise lackluster flick take flight.
Tooth Fairy is the kind of family junk that people often tell me critics take too seriously. “It’s just a kid’s movie!” More than ever, I call foul on that argument. Entertainment aimed at children has arguably never been better with incredible films like Up, Coraline, ...Read More