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Tuesday 6 March 2012

Family DVD Review - Tooth Fairy 2

Ohh goodness I have to be honest with you and tell you I am going a bit potty watching a grown man parade around in his pink overalls or tutu (as he does at times).  This DVD only arrived through my door last Friday but should I tell you how many times it has been played?  OK, I am not even sure.  We watched it together Friday evening as a treat with popcorn and snuggles under the duvet.  The full works for a good family film night. We all enjoyed the film and job done as far as I was concerned.

But oh no..... I think my 4 year old twins might have been a bit tired and not quite caught it all so when I woke up and went downstairs Saturday morning, there it was again. Then we come home from a busy day on Saturday and have some tea and guess what goes on yet again?  Right, so that is 3 times so far and it has only been at my house just over 24 hours. Let's just say it must have been viewed at least another 3 - 4 times since.  We had some friends round on Sunday afternoon and of course their kids wanted to see it. I came home from work last night to find my kids and their grandparents watching it too. I got asked to put it on before school this morning and I had to say no, enough was enough!  Adults can only watch a film so many times even if it is funny.
And it was funny.... all of us enjoyed this film and amazingly it kept both my 4 year old twin girls and 8 year old son happy.  The plot did manage to span the years, of course it is not too complex but it has a love story spin thrown in there to keep the Mums happy.  It is always nice to see the regular guy come out on tops and not the smarmy, plotting politician.

A while back JJ and I watched the original Tooth Fairy movie and I was dubious if there was any more that could come from a second film, but it is different and worth a watch. You know, if you like easy to watch and a little silly family movies. Basically Larry the Cable Guy plays Larry Guthie a small town car mechanic who has lost his love to a local politician with big ideas. When Larry sees they are engaged he realises how much he loves Brooke (Erin Beute) and sets about to remind her of how good they were together as a couple. His plan is to help her at the after school program that she runs and win her heart back.  However, Larry puts his foot in it and tells a child that the tooth fairy does not exist.

This means that Larry is summoned to the sky and he meets the Head fairy Nyx who informs him he will become a temporary tooth fairy and has to collect 10 teeth in 10 days or there was be a serious consequence.  I'll leave it to the film to inform you what the consequence is and for you to find out if he meets his challenge.

The little girl that plays Head fairy Nyx (Brady Reiter) is fabulous, she has such charm and presence and creates fun whenever she is in the scene.  My girls loved that she kept zapping Larry the temporary tooth fairy with her wand and making him jump about! JJ being a typical 8 year old boy was in hysterics at one of Larry's scenes where he has to dance in a tutu.  You should see some of the dance moves coming from my house now...  or maybe best not to!

Take a peek at the official trailer -

In all this is a fun movie for all the family to watch together and I would happily recommend it as one for the Easter holidays.

Our family would rate the film 4/5 for family fun.

Rating:  Universal
Run Time:  89 minutes
Release Date:  12 March 2012 straight to DVD and Blu-ray

The DVD is available to pre-order at the moment on Amazon at the cost of £9.99.

Disclosure:  I received this DVD free of charge for the purposes of this review. Many thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainments for providing it.

1 comment:

  1. OOh I saw this at a screening over the weekend! It wasn't my cup of tea but I can totally see how a child could get hooked!
    I agree with you regarding the head fairy - she was super cool and I hope to see her in more films in the future as there was something special about her!


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