When you see a trailer for a film, do you ever wonder why a production company bothered to make it in the first place? I mean, trailers are supposed to make you want to see movies because they house a compilation of its best parts. However, when The Tooth Fairy teaser was released audience members simply groaned and shook their heads. The film didn't do so hot at the box office, and now it has hit home video. Does it prove to be better than expected? Are we looking at a masterpiece that will go down in history as an epic yet misunderstood movie? No. The Tooth Fairy is what The Tooth Fairy is — a bad movie.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as a hockey player named Derek who used to play for the pros, but now finds himself in the minor league circuit due to a shoulder injury. His nickname is the Tooth Fairy because he is so brutal on the ice that he knocks teeth out in just about every game. The crowds chant his name and things seem to be looking up until he's introduced to the team's newest teen sensation. The kid has it all and he takes the attention away from Derek, which naturally doesn't sit well.
Derek soon begins to feel like he's worthless, though things are going well off the ice. He has a relationship with a beautiful mother of two, and gets along great with her youngest. The little girl loses a tooth on Derek's poker night, and he sneaks upstairs to steal her dollar bill for gambling. After the revelation that the bill is gone he nearly drops the "there is no tooth fairy" bomb, and finds himself in the doghouse with his girlfriend. That night things take a turn for the worse for our washed-up hockey player.
Derek wakes up with an itchy sensation on his back and a summons notation under his pillow. He's transported to Tooth Fairy Land where Julie Andrews sentences him to two weeks hard time as a tooth fairy. Derek is given a case worker who helps him on each mission and Billy Crystal plays a version of 007's Q and dishes out some tooth fairy essentials such as shrinking paste, cat-off, and amnesia dust. Once this unfortunate instance is out of the way the film haphazardly follows Derek as he tries to work through his sentence, patch things up with his girlfriend, deal with his ailing hockey career, and build a relationship with his girlfriend's angst-ridden teenager.