Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Tooth Fairy

Georgia- Anyone care for cat-away or perhaps amnesia dust? I think it was awesome! Julie Andrews plays the queen of tooth fairyland. She doesn't like to be interrupted and is hysterical! The basic plot is Derrick Thompson (Dwayne Johnson)is a dream-destroying, hockey playing guy that has to serve tooth fairy duty. He helps 3 people along the way; Randy (his girlfriends son,)Tracy (fairy case worker,) and himself. Overall, A DELIGHT, 1,000,000,000 stars!

I think Georgia is over-rating it a bit...1 billion stars seems a little much from this mom's perspective. However, there is pure joy in seeing Julie Andrews aka Mary Poppins aka Maria von Trapp aka Queen Clarice from Princess Diaries aka Nanny from Eloise add this final "queen" role to her repertoire. Seeing her stare down Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson while he is dressed in a pink tutu is almost worth the price of admission alone.

If there are any fans out there who have been wondering what happened to Ashley Judd-me, Wendy, anybody else?--she shows up in The Tooth Fairy as the Rock's girlfriend. How this happened, I have no idea--How do you go from A Time to Kill, Double Jeopardy, Kiss the Girls, and Someone Like You w/Hugh Jackman to The Tooth Fairy? I don't get it. Let me know if you have any theories...I know she got married to the Italian race car driver in real life but The Tooth Fairy? All she does is make goo-goo eyes at The Rock through the whole thing.

The Rock is in his sweet zone in this movie playing a pro-hockey player dubbed "the Tooth Fairy" because he's known for knocking his opponents' teeth out on the ice. It's pure testerone out of control that gets tamped down by the humbling experience of being a tooth fairy for a few weeks.

Billy Crystal has a guest role as an old Tooth Fairy and he is his usual smart alec self. I wish they'd given him more screen time. One last piece of advice--if you go see it, make sure you stick around in the theater during the credits because there's a "bonus scene" w/Julie Andrews & Billy Crystal this is worth the wait, my friends.

Overall, decent kid movie. My three girls all laughed and enjoyed it thoroughly. I spent only a few minutes during our viewing contemplating my "to do lists" and what to make for dinner.

1 comment:

  1. Did I ever tell you I once had checks with The Rock on them? They had great pics of him in wrestling garb. And I loved Ashley in Someone Like You! That soundtrack had the only version of the Van Morrison song I could find for our first dance at our wedding. Of course, the song had more meaning for me in Bridget Jones' Diary ("just the way you are").

    Love the blog! I really admire giving 1 billion stars!