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1[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ly3wgneo_7413.jpg]]''Tooth Fairy'' is a 2010 family comedy starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson and directed by Michael Lembeck. Derek Thompson (Johnson), a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their teeth. When he discourages a youngster's hopes and steals a dollar from his girlfriend Carly's (Creator/AshleyJudd) six-year-old daughter Tess (Destiny Whitlock) that had been left for her lost tooth, and nearly tells her the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist, he is kicked out and sent home. That night, Derek receives a magical summons under his pillow. He grows wings and is transported to the realm of tooth fairies. He meets his caseworker, Tracy (Creator/StephenMerchant) and the head fairy, Lily (Creator/JulieAndrews), and 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.----!!This movie provides examples of:* ActionHeroBabysitter: Derek Thompson.* BreakTheHaughty: This is the premise of the movie.* BrutalHonesty: Derek shows this toward the youngster's hopes, and he pays the price for it.* CelestialBureaucracy: Fairies have dusty offices, too.* CurseCutShort: After waiting all night for a kid to fall asleep, Derek is informed that his assignment is canceled. He responds with "Bull", but the scene then cuts to Carly honking her horn.%% * GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.* GetOut: Derek tells Tracy this after Tracy gives him a minor calling out for scattering people's dreams one time too many.* HurricaneOfPuns: And how. Most notably, right before Derek's first assignment.* {{Jerkass}}: Derek's coach.* KickTheDog: Several. It even has a subversion that turns into a PetTheDog.* LaserGuidedAmnesia: ** One of the tooth fairy tools mentioned below does this. [[ResetButton Derek uses this to try out one explanation after another to his girlfriend.]]** They also perform this on Derek at the end. Which makes you wonder what was the point of teaching him to be a better person, since he no longer remembers anything that prompted this change?* {{Masquerade}}: The tooth fairies do whatever they can to hide traces of their existence. However, apparently the tooth fairies need people to believe in them if they want to keep on existing, so it makes one wonder why they don't reveal themselves to the world.* MemoryWipeExploitation: Derek repeatedly uses amnesia dust on his girlfriend so he can insult her and her kids and get away with it. A man watches as this is going on, wishing he had some of that stuff. * MundaneUtility: Derek starts misusing his tooth fairy tools in due time.* SloMoBigAir: during Derek's first assignment, mentioned above. Those fingerboards are remarkably slick.* ThatPoorCat: When Derek tries to get out from the house, he ran into an angry growling cat. The cat goes after Derek while trying to get out of the house. When Derek gets close to the door flap, he uses an airhorn, and the cat jumps up like crazy, then goes off.* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Both Carly and Tracey gives minor ones to Derek when they became angry with his dream scattering reputation.* TheStinger: [[spoiler:Lily and Jerry get to watch Derek's latest game.]] It is also implied that [[spoiler:they are a married couple which was hinted earlier.]]* ToiletTeleportation: Derek Thompson uses shrinking paste to shrink himself down and then flushed himself down the toilet in order to escape mockery from his teammates while in the locker room.-->'''Tracy''': Why're you all wet?\'''Derek''': Shut up!* ToothFairy: Derek Thompson becomes an actual tooth fairy as a punishment after he told his girlfriend's daughter that the tooth fairy doesn't exist.* TrainingMontage: Probably the one good thing about this movie, this is done as an amazing ''threefer'', with Derek training Carly's son Randy in electric blues guitar, interspersed with Derek training Tracy in tooth fairy field work, to Derek ''himself'' training to be a hockey forward again.* WhatTheHellHero:** The entire plot stems from Derek callously informing a young fan that he has no chance of becoming a professional athlete. While [[JerkassHasAPoint he may of had a point]], he was needlessly cruel about it. ** Carly calls Derek out when he vents his anger and frustration from costing his team an important hockey match by brutally ''destroying'' Randy's dreams of becoming a famous rockstar one day. The kid is ''fourteen years old'' and is reduced to tears from Derek's words. In the process, Carly ends her relationship with him, not before saying that his biggest flaw is not scattering people's dreams, but his inability to be optimistic and that he can't based everything on a "What If".--> '''Carly:''' You know what your problem is, Derek? You can't say what if. And you never will.** Tracy gives a minor one to Derek after he lost everything, saying that he hurts himself more than others with his reputation of scattering people's dreams.--> '''Tracy:''' You know what's really sad? The person you hurt the most with all your dream killing is not Randy, or Carly, or even me. It's you.----

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