Timmy's now a Man Child whom no one understands...
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! is a Made-for-TV Movie that is the second Live-Action Adaptation of one of Nickelodeon's cartoons - in this case, The Fairly OddParents.The film is set thirteen years following the events depicted in the original series, but nothing has changed for Timmy (played here by Drake Bell) except for his physical age now being 23. He still lives at home with his parents, attends Mr. Crocker's fifth grade class, and rides a tiny children's bicycle to school. Timmy's arrested development stems from his desire to keep his fairy godfamily, Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof, for as long as possible. "Da Rules" state that every child must eventually give up his or her Fairy Godparents when they become an adult, but Timmy has found a loophole around this rule by acting like a child.But Timmy's carefree life takes an unexpected change when he comes across his former Stalker with a Crush, Tootie (Daniella Monet), who has grown up to become a brave, beautiful nature-loving woman. While seeing Tootie protesting the plans of an evil oil tycoon named Hugh J. Magnate Jr. to tear down the old Dimmsdale Park, Timmy finds himself developing romantic feelings for her, and he has to decide whether he keep being a child to keep the fairy family he has known for so long, or grow up and be with the woman he loves. As if that isn't enough, Magnate joins forces with Mr. Crocker to capture Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof, planning to use them to fuel his maniacal ambition.The film first aired July 9, 2011. A sequel titled "A Fairly Odd Christmas" came out in December 2012. The movie featured Drake Bell and Daniella Monet reprising their roles as Timmy and Tootie.
This TV movie includes examples of:
Adult Fear: Seeing Cosmo and Wanda slowly dying as they're drained of their magic is bad. Seeing Poof, a baby, slowly dying as he's drained of his magic is absolutely terrifying.
All There in the Script: Timmy's classmates who alert him about Tootie being kidnapped are named Mouse, Howie, Katie, and Ravi. Mouse is the only one who is addressed by name onscreen.
Though it's not truly bottomless- Crocker lands in the Turners' front yard at the end.
Brick Joke: Crocker falling down the bottomless ball pit.
Broad Strokes: How the movie approaches most of the series' continuity. The characters and the premise are mostly intact, but the details of particular episodes are often lost.
Call Back: The entire premise of Timmy acting like a kid to keep his Fairy God Parents is one to the first standalone episode of the series, "The Big Problem!", where Timmy wishes himself to be an adult and nearly loses his fairies since only kids can have them, but exploits a loophole that an adult that is a 'kid at heart' can keep his fairies.
First Girl Wins: Tootie, the first love interest introduced in the series turns out to be the one he loves in the end
Freudian Excuse: In the scene where they first visit Magnate's evil lair, he starts to explain the reason his evil lair is "colorful" because he didn't have a childhood because his father made him work as a kid and didn't allow him to have friends.
Friend Versus Lover: The main premise of the movie: Timmy has to choose between keeping his fairies or being with Tootie. Timmy ultimately chooses to grow up and be with Tootie. Because of this, and how much Timmy loved his fairies, Jorgen ultimately allows him to keep them, on the condition that he's less selfish with them.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Hearing Tootie mutter "Oh, balls!" in frustration is a little bit jarring, considering it's a Nickelodeon production. Although considering that Daniella is part of the cast of Victorious it's not that much of a stretch. Of course, she's dangling over a bottomless ball pit at the moment, but still it's a little odd.
"I got a tooty fruity with fudge on top!"
Granola Girl: Tootie has become interested in helping animals and the environment.
Growing Up Sucks: Ultimately subverted. As Timmy ends up being happy grown up, and thanks to how much he loved his fairies, Jorgen adds a loophole so he can keep them. Timmy and Tootie then use them to help others at the end of the film.
Irony: Chester and AJ spend most of their screentime trying to make Timmy feel jealous of them by making fun of him for being a Man Child and by bragging how they're successful adults "getting looks from the ladies". This is funny when you consider that at times they're no more mature than he is (possibly even less), and they weren't getting the kind of looks from the ladies that they wanted. At least AJ probably had a prestigious job.
Jerkass: Timmy can be like this in the first half of the movie. The whole 'blah-blah-blah, your needs' attitude isn't so cute anymore when he's a 23 year old live action character.
Kissing In A Tree: Timmy and Tootie sit together and nearly kiss in the dogwood tree that Tootie saved earlier, but are interrupted by Wanda. If one looks very closely, they can also see names carved on the tree: Timmy/Tootie and Timmy's Dad/Timmy's Mom, the latter being quite humorous when one considers it was probably written there before Timmy was even born.
Fridge Logic: In one episode, it is revealed Timmy's parents had mom and dad as their nicknames, and they liked the name "Timmy".
Laser-Guided Karma: Quite possibly for Timmy's parents. In one of the previews, Timmy is seen telling his smiling parents that he's never going to leave home. They quickly lose their smiles One reason this may be karma is that many long time fans of The Fairly OddParents know that Timmy's parents are pretty neglectful. In addition to this, both his mom and his dad have implied, and in many cases outright told Timmy that having a child has been a drag and a burden. Apparently, they not only are stuck with raising a child through his teenage years. They're now dealing with the prospect of him never leaving home
Loophole Abuse: How Timmy manages to keep his fairies for so long since as long as he acts like a kid, he's allowed to keep them (this is also sort of a Call Back to the first episode which also used this.) Jorgen ultimately uses this as well to let the fairies stay with Timmy.
Magic Skirt: Tootie has one when she flips over the barrier, rushing to the tree.
Mecha-Mooks: Magnate uses Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof to wish one up out of an action figure.
Medium Awareness: Twice in the movie, Timmy briefly recalls how Tootie looked as a kid using a thought balloon, and both times, Cosmo, Wanda and Poof see it coming and move out of the camera to give it space.
Nice Hat: Timmy loses his trademark pink hat midway through the film, but Tootie gets him a fedora (which is also pink) to replace it.
Howie also wears one, as does Ravi.
Noodle Incident: Magnate's remark about people like Tootie moving when he tries to tear what they're protecting down...most of the time, implies he's actually gone through with it when they haven't moved... What exactly happened to them and how Magnate wasn't in prison for this has never been explained.
Opt Out: Magnate's assistant chooses to leave before the climax really gets going.
Out-of-Character Moment: Quite possibly for Wanda because she is generally known as the responsible one and The Only Sane Woman, yet in the movie she is trying to prevent Timmy from falling in love with Tootie so he can hold on to his godfamily as long as possible even though this is clearly not in Timmy's best interests. On the other hand, there is the fact that Timmy wished up Poof for them and life with Timmy is the only life the fairy baby has ever known so she may reluctant to separate the two godbrothers.
Also, Timmy takes the fairy-keeping condition that he never makes another wish for himself surprisingly well.
Panty Shot: When Tootie's trying to aim the yo-yo so she can hit the door release, she's shifting around and her skirt is kinda short and she's in one of those round wire cages, so ... yeah.
Running Gag: Jorgen trying (and failing) to hit Timmy with Cupid's arrows.
She Is All Grown Up: Tootie. Yes, seriously. They even compare with a former childlike image to how she is now. To say she grew out of her nerdiness is a understandment.
Shipper on Deck: Mostly inverted - Cosmo & Wanda spend much of the first half of the movie trying to prevent Timmy and Tootie from getting together, as it would make Timmy grow up and lose them. But this begins to change after the below-mentioned What the Hell, Hero? moment, and by the end of the film, they're happy that Timmy and Tootie are finally together.
Shoot the Money: Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines roles in the movies despite being heavily advertised they were playing Cosmo and Wanda.
Title Drop: Tootie gives one of these after Timmy denies her a kiss after things started to move for them romantically.
Trailers Always Spoil: A behind-the-scenes promo posted on Nickelodeon's website shows a brief shot of the scene where Tootie meets Cosmo, Wanda & Poof. Indeed, the trailers shoved so much in - right before the show started - you had to ignore the screen.
The Triple: Timmy's parents attempt to offer gifts to Tootie:
Mr. Turner: We'll give you money! Mrs. Turner: Livestock! Mr. Turner: Raisins!
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Magnate drops a random Mook and Crocker down the bottomless ball pit he used Cosmos, Wanda, and Poof to wish up. And then he embarrasses his other Mook out of the room by wishing him into a dress soon after.