Tooth Fairy

January 22nd, 2010


Tooth Fairy

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Still of Julie Andrews in Tooth FairyStill of Dwayne Johnson in Tooth FairyStill of Stephen Merchant in Tooth FairyStill of Dwayne Johnson in Tooth FairyStill of Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Merchant in Tooth FairyStill of Michael Lembeck in Tooth Fairy

A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.8/10 (12,208 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Michael Lembeck

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews

Derek Thompson is 'The Tooth Fairy,' a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster's hopes, 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

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

Dwayne Johnson - Derek Thompson / Tooth Fairy (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
Ashley Judd - Carly
Stephen Merchant - Tracy
Ryan Sheckler - Mick Donnelly
Seth MacFarlane - Ziggy
Julie Andrews - Lily
Chase Ellison - Randy
Destiny Whitlock - Tess (as Destiny Grace Whitlock)
Brandon T. Jackson - Duke
Dan Joffre - Tooth Fairy #1
Ellie Harvie - Permit Woman
Barclay Hope - Coach
Michael Daingerfield - Announcer
Josh Emerson - Kyle
Dale Wolfe - Color Commentator

Taglines: You can't handle the tooth.


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | 20th Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 22 January 2010

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $14,010,409 (USA) (24 January 2010) (3344 Screens)

Gross: $60,020,099 (USA) (20 June 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The opposition in both the first and last minor league game played wore uniforms that match the color scheme of the 1990's Vancouver Canucks. Their logo says they are the "Woodsmen" but the face in the logo resembles "Johnny Canuck", an original inspiration for the name "Canucks"

Continuity: When Derek is being sworn in as a tooth fairy, his fingers change position when the camera goes between the front shot and back shot.

Derek Thompson: I'm the Tooth Fairy.
Randy: Thought you said you were a vampire. You got some inconsistent mythology.

User Review

Great Family Film

Rating: 10/10

I don't know what the rest of these reviewers were watching but I took my 11-year-old to see this at the theater; and she used her hard-earned money to buy it on DVD as soon as it became available.

It's a feel-good story of a jaded and cynical man who realizes that it's okay to dream; it's okay to believe in things you can't see and hope for a better tomorrow. Why on earth is this a bad thing? Sure, parts of the movie rate an 11 out of 10 on the cheese-o-meter but, once again, why is this a bad thing?

No, I don't think that this is a good date movie, or something that a bunch of adults would find entertaining, but when watching it with a group of kids, or just one 11-year-old little girl, it's a winner.


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