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Issue: Summer, 2010

Tooth Fairy (2010) movie review

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Lower your expectations. That's how you'll be happy....The reason there's so many unhappy people in the world is because there're all clinging to some version of 'what if'.

Thompson the tooth fairy is so called because as a hockey player he removes so many of them from his competitors. Until one night he is found guilty of disseminating disbelief, killing dreams, committing first degree murder of fantasy and is sentenced to two weeks duty as a real tooth fairy.

What's a tough guy to do when he's getting fitted with wings and magic shrinking paste and a wand? In Thompson's case he is getting lessons from Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal and tussling with a caseworker with wing envy.

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The tooth hurts.

You, Mr Thompson, are going to spend some time as a tooth fairy. ... The nightmare's just beginning.

While Thompson embraces the fairy spirit in a series of comedic meetings with people in their homes, he must deal with an upcomer on the ice and life with his girlfriend and her two children.

In the best tradition of fantasy family films, it deals with real life concerns with comedic magic.

Good clean fun. The tooth fairy. Sweet.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 2010
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Title: Tooth Fairy (2010)
Written by: Lowell Ganz (screenplay) & Babaloo Mandel (screenplay)
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Running time: 101 mins
Rating: G

The Players: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews,

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