Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock” is past his prime minor league hockey player. His girlfriend played by Ashley Judd has a seven year old girl who lost a tooth. He starts to tell her that the tooth fairy is a myth and is stopped. The real tooth fairy contacts him and he is compelled to act as a tooth fairy (there are a lot of them) for two weeks. The head of the tooth fairies is played by Julie Andrews wearing white fairy wings. Billy Crystal does a cameo wearing a grey pony tail.
The story has a lot of action and like most of Johnson’s films, it ends on a positive note. This was not lost on my grandson Josh.
The movie was cute but not really for adults. Dwayne Johnson in tights and wings was funny for a couple of minutes but got old. My seven year old grandson Josh though the movie was great. It is highly recommended for children even if they still believe.
Starring Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Beil, Kathy Bates, Topher Grace, Patrick Depsey, George Lopez, Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Shirley McLain and a few others non named. This is a story taking place on Valentine’s Day and is a mish mosh of different stories some of which inter mesh.
A man gets engaged to his girlfriend only to have her dump him and take off with his border collie. A beautiful teacher is dating a handsome surgeon. She does not know he is also married. An older married couple’s marriage is shaken when the wife admits an affair thirty years earlier. A couple of high school students decide to lose their virginity after school but the plans are interrupted by the girl’s mother. A woman soldier is flying fourteen hours each way to have a one day visit with her boy friend. A star athlete comes out of the closet.
This is a cute story aimed toward women. Gary Marshall directed the film and Bobaloo Mandel was one of the story writers. It would have been a better film with less weak stories and more meaty action on a few. It had a lot of cute one liners. The critics did not like it but the audience did. Go figure. I found it enjoyable.
Bruce Kantor owns Kantor & Associates in Matthews, NC.
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