Parents' Guide to

Tooth Fairy

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sweet but uninspired fantasy is fine for families.

Movie PG 2010 85 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 29 parent reviews

age 18+

Proto-abusive excuse

There is a scene where a character says she doesn't appreciate physical contact and the Rock's character says that he thinks she really does. And with no change in situation except a man said it was ok, she suddenly was happy for the hug. This is not appropriate for any child perhaps not for adults. "She really wanted it" is the rape/abuse excuse of many I'd not most date rapers and abusers. To have that put in front of children who don't get that "no" means no is wrong. Furthermore, this scene can trigger PTSD-like reactions in those who have had these boundaries crossed, such as myself. For this and the glorification of the hockey fight I call this movie too violent and cannot suggest it for children at all.
age 5+

Nothing wrong with squeaky clean!

I love this movie and so do my kids, ages 11, 10, 8 and 5. It's nice to have a movie that isnt inappropriate or too adult oriented. Dont get me wrong, I like a movie that has some humor for adults as well, but movies these days are going too far and it's nice to have good clean fun for my kids to enjoy.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (29 ):
Kids say (43 ):

The Rock has the powerful body of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the easy charm of Vince Vaughn, with a blindingly white smile that's hard to ignore. That's not a bad combination for a comedy, but it's gangly, bug-eyed British comedian Merchant (Ricky Gervais' creative partner in crime) who steals the show in this sugar-sweet kids' fantasy. It's not that the movie is completely awful, but it is awfully derivative and absolutely nothing parents haven't seen before. But with his dry wit and hilarious body language, Merchant at least livens up some of the bland jokes and predictable sight gags. The Rock looks comfortable enough, but there's just not much to his character that isn't summed up in the trailer.

It's always good to see Andrews in any capacity, and it's an even bigger treat to see Billy Crystal, who somehow came out of live-action semi-retirement to play the fairy in charge of gadgets. It's unclear why he chose this particular movie to grace with an uncredited performance, but his Jerry the Fairy is, along with Merchant's Tracy, one of the best reasons to see what's otherwise a so-so movie with a lovely but obvious message about children -- and adults -- needing to have dreams.

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