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Tooth Fairy (I) (2010)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  22 January 2010 (USA)
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A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Destiny Whitlock ...
Tess (as Destiny Grace Whitlock)


Derek Thompson is 'The Tooth Fairy,' a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster's hopes, he's sentenced to one week's hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek "can't handle the tooth" - bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers' homes...doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams Written by 20th Century Fox

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The tooth hurts. See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and sports action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hada por accidente  »

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Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,010,409 (USA) (22 January 2010)


£3,866,018 (UK) (6 August 2010)

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Did You Know?


Billy Crystal's first live-action movie role in 8 years, since Analyze That (2002). See more »


The flight instructor picks up his tennis racket twice without putting it down in-between. See more »


Derek Thompson: Does this tutu make my butt look big?
Lily: Yes.
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Crazy Credits

During the first set of ending credits, we see an epilogue of Derek playing hockey in a new team. Lily and Jerry (disguised) are in the audience. In order to take a better look at the game, Jerry shrinks himself and gets on the puck. He uses a cat horn to send the goalie away, and Derek's team wins. See more »


References Predator (1987) See more »


Written by John Costello
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Great Family Film
19 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know what the rest of these reviewers were watching but I took my 11-year-old to see this at the theater; and she used her hard-earned money to buy it on DVD as soon as it became available.

It's a feel-good story of a jaded and cynical man who realizes that it's okay to dream; it's okay to believe in things you can't see and hope for a better tomorrow. Why on earth is this a bad thing? Sure, parts of the movie rate an 11 out of 10 on the cheese-o-meter but, once again, why is this a bad thing?

No, I don't think that this is a good date movie, or something that a bunch of adults would find entertaining, but when watching it with a group of kids, or just one 11-year-old little girl, it's a winner.

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