We took the kids (who will be ages 6 and 8 this year) to see Tooth Fairy this afternoon. As far as kid’s movies, I’ve seen worse. Nice cameo for Seth MacFarlane. And, Stephen Merchant was a scene stealer.
Watching it, I thought of a couple of things. First, I thought about how Arnold Schwarzenegger was rumored to make this movie back in 1992-93. But, instead, he went with ”The Last Action Hero” (which got a somewhat bad rap, in the review process, if you ask me). Next, seeing Ashley Judd in it, I thought “Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was running around naked in ‘The Devil’s Advocate’? Where has the time gone?” But, then, I realized that was Charlize Theron and not Ashley Judd. Am I only the third person to get them mixed up? After all, here’s one and here’s another.
Afterwards, looking at the movie facts, I found out that it was Julie Cooper’s husband airline pilot, Max Horvath, who directed this one. He really had the “G.I. Joe Life-Like Beard” working back in the day. And, I also saw that Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel did the screenplay. In case you don’t know them, think: “Night Shift,” “Splash,” “Gung Ho,” “Parenthood,” “City Slickers,” “A League of Their Own,” and “Fever Pitch” – as they teamed on those as well.
But mostly, after watching this movie, I can’t help but wonder why it’s acceptable and/or forgivable for an actor to use PEDs to alter his state but it’s a firestorm when a baseball player does it. I know, I know…it’s the stats and the record books. And, I guess that promoting good health choices and body images doesn’t matter…
Somehow, I don’t think I’m the first person to bring that up when it comes to Hollywood…now that I’ve actually typed out the words.