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and was single-parenting to my disabled son. He was a movie
buff, and I needed all the help I could get to keep him
entertained. This movie got a lot of mileage with him, and
I enjoyed it as well.
The story begins with one Dr. Katharine Lewis (Kirstie Alley)
a dentist's daughter who becomes a dentist when she grows up.
Her friend (Melanie Mayron) nags her about how she can't be
happy if she's not in a relationship, but Dr. Lewis pays no
attention to such talk. Then through an accident, Dr. Lewis
finds herself going into the Next World. Panicked by the
prospect that she is actually dead ("I've never been dead
before!"), she eventually meets the one who will be her
overseer in this transitional world that she learns is Limbo,
a rather humorless, pompous officer, Rogers (Lynn Redgrave)
who informs her that she must do community service to earn
her right to enter Heaven or else she will take an express
ride down on the Hellevator -- which the officer greatly
prefers and does not hide the fact. Accidentally, Dr. Lewis
chooses her duty, which turns out to be the Tooth Fairy. She
is told she must collect the teeth of the children each night
while they sleep but must never interact with any humans or
else she will forfeit her right to Heaven.
What Dr. Lewis does not expect is that any child who has not
lost all his baby teeth can still see her. When a child
wakes up and sees her, she finds herself in a jam. Before
long, she finds herself being a counselor and confidante to
the children, and the children start yanking their teeth on
purpose just to meet the Tooth Fairy.Read more ›
Alley gives a wonderfully rich performance as a self-centered dentist who, after being fatally struck by a car (no blood or gore), finds herself in limbo between heaven and "down there." Her life is "played back", and is lacking in the attributes which typically earn one a more direct route to heaven. She is offered a chance to redeem herself but isn't too thrilled about the means through which this redemption is to be accomplished...until she runs into a boy who not only SEES her, not only on the physical plain, but sees her morally, sees her "goodness" and presumes to rely on her for sage advice. In the end, lessons are learned by all, love reigns supremeI feel good about buying it, and I feel good about what liking this movie enough to want to own it says about my children.
In typical "you get what you deserve" children's movie style,Dr. Katherine Lewis (played ny Kirstie Alley) dies and has to be a toothfairy because she has led a very selfish lifestyle. In typical Kirstie comedy style, Dr. Lewis flubs it big time at first as she tries her hand at this new adventure. We all love standing up and practicing the use of the toothfairy wand - and laughing at all of the shortcomings of the toothfairy in training! this is a very good family quality movie that will have all of the family - kids and adults alike - laughing and on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next!
As is usual and expected, this DVD was delivered in a very short time and in pristine new condition.
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I thought this was going to be a fun movie to watch with our 7-year-old (losing quite a few teeth these months) but it really is more of an adult movie. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Bianca Hanson
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