Derek Thompson is ‘The Tooth Fairy,’ a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s hopes, 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.
Sample Discussion Guide Questions
• What type of person is Derek Thompson as the movie opens? In what ways does he change over the course of the film?
• Following a hockey game Derek encourages a young fan to not dream too big, so that he won’t be disappointed when he grows up. Why do you believe Derek gave this advice to this young man?