Dwayne Johnson is perhaps one of the more successful WWE Stars who had managed to cross over to Hollywood and make quite an impact in both action films, as well as family friendly comedies. Despite the trailer painting yet another run of the mill comedy, I thought the film actually worked thanks to the wonderful supporting cast from Stephen Merchant, who shares some of the best banter here opposite Johnson, and an unrecognizable Billy Crystal, provider of Tooth Fairy equipment and tools to get the job done.
Being an arrogant sportsman is nothing new for Dwayne Johnson, and he plays the role with aplomb, especially when his titular nickname stemmed from the hard tackles he dishes out to his ice hockey opponents and causing them to lose their tooth. But it's not funny as he finds out when his disbelief in fairy tales and What Ifs in life resulted in a penance of tooth fairy duties, complete with girly wings and pink tutu, for a scene at least. To make matters worse, the randomness in which he's called upon provided for much of the narrative episodes, each complete with a demonstration of the tooth fairy toolset he carries with.
It's predictable fare with a feel good Disney-ish ending, complete with messages that will inspire the young, and to ignite one's inner child again.
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