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The Tooth Fairy

"I'm just here for the tooth sir, just the tooth."
 



Dwayne Johnson returns to the big screen in this hilarious comedy directed by Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2 and 3) and written by veteran Hollywood comedy writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel.

Johnson plays Ice Hockey hard-man and superstar Derek Thompson whose nickname is "The Tooth Fairy" as he has developed the habit of often separating players on opposing teams from their bicuspids via his violent style of play.

Johnson is a no-nonsense man who tells it like it is and is sometimes a tad tactless about other people's feelings when it comes to telling the truth. Still, everything is going Thompson's way until he unthinkingly stamps all over the dreams of a young fan while giving out post-game autographs.

That night he awakens after a strange dream to find a magical summons under his pillow. When he proceeds the following day to the address on the summons he finds himself in a strange office where he is ordered by the real Tooth Fairy (Julie Andrews) to do one week's service as a Tooth Fairy's assistant as penance for his inconsiderate act.

Before he knows it, Thompson is clad in a tutu and tights with a wand in his hand and wings on his back as he begins to undergo a crash course in how to be a good fairy from a wise-cracking instructor (Billy Crystal) who arms him with every possible spray and helpful device that a Tooth Fairy could need.

Still, it takes time to develop the skills needed for any job and being a Tooth Fairy – breaking and entering into people's homes in the dead of night to deliver small tokens in exchange for teeth - is no exception. At first, Derek bumbles and stumbles as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers' houses, but as he slowly adapts to his new position, Derek is surprised to find that he begins to enjoy the job as well as to rediscover some forgotten dreams of his own.


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