Sunday, January 24, 2010


Review: Tooth Fairy
3 stars (out of 5)
By R. Kurt Osenlund

If you're willing to fully embrace the absurdity of a movie that's basically built on the goofy spectacle of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wearing wispy wings and a tutu, “Tooth Fairy” actually isn't half bad. Though sticky-sweet and by no means outstanding, it more or less works because it, too, embraces its ridiculousness with giddy, infectious abandon. And, as it turns out, seeing the former wrestling star all dolled up in pastel-colored fairy frocks does provide a certain amusement, puerile and primitive as that amusement may be. I'm not exactly recommending the film, but if your 7-year-old – for whom it is perfectly appropriate – is begging you to take him to a matinee showing, think of it as mindless fun that's surprisingly bearable, like a ride on the Tea Cups in which you savor the spins instead of wait to vomit.


1 comment:

Eddie Storms said...

My kids and I were able to watch this movie on its first day of showing here in Atlanta, GA. Summary of what happened: they loved it, I hated it. It made me pass on the duty of taking the kids to the movies to my wife. At least they got exposed to more stuff about dentistry. It was also a great moment for a segue like: "Kids, if you don't brush your teeth every day, the tooth fairy won't give you a dollar next time."