We went to see a screening of the movie “Tooth Fairy” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Ashley Judd. This movie is about a hockey player, Derek Thompson (Johnson) who doesn’t believe in dreams. He believes kids should be realistic, lower their expectations, and not follow their dreams. He even tells his girlfriend’s (Ashley Judd) daughter she shouldn’t believe in the Tooth Fairy. Because of this, he is punished and must become a tooth fairy for two weeks.

Our favorite part was when Derek turns into a tooth fairy. He sprouts wings and is magically dressed in a pink fairy costume, complete with tutu! We couldn’t stop laughing. We also enjoyed the magical materials used by the fairies. We thought this movie was very imaginative, and we liked the special effects. We would rate this movie 4 (out of 5).

After the movie, we met actress Ashley Judd at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. We asked her what her favorite part in the movie was. Ashley said, “I like the ending. I was getting all these great hugs. A hug from Destiny , a hug from Dwayne and the boy  who was up onstage on the talent show playing the guitar. That was a really fun scene.”

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We thought Ashley was great, and we liked Dwayne a lot, too. We asked her what it was like to work with him. She said, “Dwayne is exactly as he appears to be: warm, funny, very sincere. He’s a great guy. So I enjoyed working with him a lot.”

Ashley plays a mom in the movie. We asked her if she liked that. Ashley said, “I enjoyed it very much. . . . The kids were really great kids. And I loved  even though one was a boy and one was a girl, and there was an age difference, they were best friends to each other. They even played together the days they weren’t working.
“Destiny and I had become really special friends, and we e-mail and we text. She’s been to the farm visiting me, and we’re in the process of planning a little summer vacation together. So I enjoyed being a mom so much in the movie that I’m going to keep doing it.”
 

Actress Ashley Judd with Kidsday reporters Avery Infranco, Julie Pignataro, Sarah Abodalo and Jacob McCarthy at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan Photo Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly