Tooth Fairy 2

  • Review Date: March 6, 2012
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Weak sequel lacks laughs, clarity, and likeable characters.
  • Review Date: March 6, 2012
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain, not inform.

Positive messages

Encourages belief in childhood traditions. It also suggests that the best memories are those that involve people you love and sharing good times, rather than the achievement of material success or awards. It's important for adults to behave responsibly and be considerate of other people.

Positive role models

When the movie opens, the hero is immature, ignorant, and selfish; he's a study in bad manners and even worse grammar. But as the story continues, he begins to understand the importance of giving to others, appreciating the people who matter, and treating them well. Wealthy people are portrayed as snooty and self-important throughout.

Violence & scariness

A few comical pratfalls -- someone slips on nachos and falls to the floor; one contemptible character is hit by a golf ball and in a later scene falls onto a table. One suspenseful moment when it seems as though an unidentified but vicious dog may be chasing the film's hero.

Sexy stuff

Couples in love kiss chastely.

Language

No swearing, though occasional potty humor features farting.

Consumerism

Frequent mention and visuals of Chevrolet Camaro, Wing Shack restaurants, Moon Pie, Brunswick Max bowling pins, Cabela sporting goods, and Idahoan potatoes.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Wine is served at a wedding shower. A toast is proposed at a political meeting.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this direct-to-video sequel to 2010's Tooth Fairy retains no characters from the original. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been replaced by Larry the Cable Guy, and the only story element that returns is "grown man looks funny in a tutu as he attempts to retrieve recently lost teeth." Tooth Fairy 2's few farcical pratfalls are harmless; the movie's one suspenseful scene has an unseen dog chasing the hero. There's no offensive language, though a lengthy farting sequence is included specifically to elicit laughs if all else fails. Lots of products show up, some of which (Camaro, Wing Shack) are featured as story elements.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Larry (Larry the Cable Guy) isn't much of a boyfriend. He loses Brooke (Erin Buete), the girl of his dreams, when he opts for a bowling contest instead of an event he knows means a lot to her. A year later, when she's engaged to a rich know-it-all, Larry decides to get Brooke back. But he hasn't quite reformed. In fact, he blows it again at the children's center she runs when he dashes a little boy's belief in the tooth fairy. His sentence, delivered by the magical fairy Nex (Brady Reiter): Larry has to become the tooth fairy's apprentice. He must collect 10 teeth in 10 days and convince five kids to believe in the tooth fairy again or, horror of horrors, the fairy will punish him by taking away his very best memory. It's a tall order, but Larry is game to try.

Is it any good?

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This charmless, unfunny sequel has little to recommend it. Too many elements make the story confusing. Larry the Cable Guy is a tough sell as a hero, and even though his character matures enough to win back his lady fair, as a role model he's consistently ignorant and coarse.

Obviously made on a shoestring, this one-joke film seems to be an insincere, crass effort to capitalize on the moderately successful original. And it's amateurish overall. Pink tutus can only carry a movie so far.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about movie sequels. What are some of the reasons to create a sequel? Why do you think Tooth Fairy 2 was made? 

  • What is the benefit of fantasies? Do you watch movies to see real life on screen or to see fantasies come to life?

  • Why is it funny to see a tough guy like The Rock or Larry the Cable Guy wearing a pink tutu? Would it be funny to see a feminine woman wearing "manly" clothes?

Movie details

DVD release date:March 6, 2012
Cast:Brady Reiter, Erin Buete, Larry the Cable Guy
Director:Alex Zamm
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Run time:90 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:some mild rude humor

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Kid, 12 years old December 19, 2012
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5
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Very funny!!!

This film is a funny family movie that is purely for entertainment.
Teen, 16 years old Written byHomedogT May 12, 2012
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4
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Some sexy stuf but good

What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byPITLadyPalutena99 April 3, 2012
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2
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Not seen it

Here's a hint. If it is direct to dvd.It is the worst movie ever.

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