Thursday, April 26, 2012

DVD REVIEW: A Fairly Odd Movie ~ Grow Up, Timmy Turner!

A Fairly Odd Movie ~ Grow Up, Timmy Turner!

# of disks:  1
Studio:  Nickelodeon
Release Date:  July 11, 2011
Run Time:  109 minutes

Cast:
Drake Bell ~ Timmy
Steven Weber ~ Hugh J. Magnate
Daniella Monet ~ Tootie
Randy Jackson ~ Baby Poof (voice)
Mark Gibbon ~ Jorgen von Strangle
David Lewis ~ Denzel Crocker
Teryl Rothery ~ Timmy's Mom
Cheryl Hines ~ Wanda
Jason Alexander ~ Cosmo
Susanne Blakeslee ~ Animated Wanda (voice)
Tara Strong ~ Animated Poof (voice)
Christie Lang ~ Janice
Darien Provost ~ Howie
Olivia Steele-Falconer ~ Katie
Qayam Devji ~ Ravi

Timmy Turner has never had any reason to grow up since that would mean saying goodbye to his fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo, forever!  Now 23, Timmy is doing everything to remain a kid~he still lives at home, is still in 5th grade, and most importantly, has never fallen in love!

But when the formerly geeky and annoying Tootie returns to Dimmsdale as a stunningly beautiful woman, Timmy might be falling in love, which would mean he's finally growing up!  Meanwhile, evil billionaire oil tycoon Hugh J. Magnate plans on tearing down part of downtown Dimmsdale.

Will Timmy give in to his grown-up feelings and lose Wanda and Cosmo forever to help Tootie save Dimmsdale?  Will he try to remain a kid forever?  Will he ever get a different coloured hat?  Find the answers to these questions and more in Fairly Odd Movie:  Grow Up, Timmy Turner!

Quite frankly, the kids and I were quite excited to watch this, however, they didn't stay to finish it, which isn't a good sign, in my honest opinion.  I felt that the acting was wooden and Drake Bell's rendition of Timmy Turner was horrible.  He just didn't feel his character and I'm afraid that came across in his acting ability.

I also had problems with a 23 year old man being in the 5th grade, even if this is a movie, there are just some standards I can accept and this failed to move me and only further frustrated my views over the movie.

I liked the premise behind the story, a boy who doesn't want to grow up and will do anything to stop his eventual demise.  There were some antics that were comical, however, there wasn't enough hilarity to keep the audience involved.  

The graphics of the fairies were acceptable, but I felt that they could've been better utilized in the movie and I didn't understand why the voices had to change between real life and animated, being a voice stimulated person, I found this annoying.

I would give A Fairly Odd Movie ~ Grow Up, Timmy Turner! a two out of five stars.  I believe that Nickelodeon underestimated themselves in the making of this feature and should have spent more money on their writing team.

post signature**  Reviewed by me...as I see it~!!  **