Tooth Fairy

Rated PG 102 min. 2010

Tooth Fairy (PG) Six writers, the guy who made Connie and Carla and 67 episodes of Major Dad, and one former pro wrestler in a tutu later and all we get is a rehash of The Santa Clause (1994) with Michael Lembeck’s Tooth Fairy. Not that this should come as any surprise, seeing how Lembeck is just one of the parties to blame for the last two Santa Clause flicks. I just find it more disappointing that the world doesn’t appear ready for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson transmogrified into the Easter Bunny. So instead of a curmudgeonly Tim Allen being whisked away to the North Pole to be magically transformed into Santa Claus and thus learn the true meaning of Christmas, we instead get a curmudgeonly Johnson being whisked away to “Fairyland” (no subtext there I’m sure) to become a tooth fairy and learn the true meaning of dreams. The humor mostly consists of the requisite roquefort-riddled slapstick and a more than healthy dose of bad CGI. The real draw here, however, appears to be America’s desire to see big muscley guys emasculated. At least that’s what we get this time, though I can’t really say I had the proper hysterical Pavlovian response to The Rock in powder blue leggings.

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Official Site: www.toothfairy-movie.com

Director: Michael Lembeck

Writer: Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel

Producer: Jason Bloom

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Brandon T. Jackson and Billy Crystal

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