Maxie (Lucy Carolan) is devastated to leave her country home and move with her mother (voice of Doireann Ni Chorragain) to the city home of her mother’s new partner, Amir (voice of Luke Griffin). Maxie gets her own room but her new stepbrothers, Sami (voice of Alex Kelly) and Tarek (voice of Justin Anene), have to share. Neither is thrilled about this situation.
Meanwhile, in the fairy world, Violetta (voice of Aileen Mythen) can’t pass the tooth fairy examination and decides to take matters into her own hands to prove her worth. She steals a gem from a pompous fairy called Yolando (voice of Paul Tylak) but soon realises that her tooth fairy skills haven’t improved.
Violetta gets stuck in the human world, where she encounters Maxie. They make a deal: if Maxie will help Violetta find her way back into the fairy world, Violetta will work her magic and help Maxie go back home to the country.
To get back to the fairy world, Violetta must find a portal in an ancient tree. The problem is that the only tree left in the city is about to be destroyed by Rick (voice of Paul Tylak), a callous hotel developer. And to make things worse, Violetta herself is running out of time, because fairies who linger in the human world slowly transform into flowers.
Can Maxie help her friend get home before time runs out? And will Maxie ever feel that she belongs with this new family in their concrete city?
Moving house; corporate greed; environmental degradation; fairy magic; the complications of blended families
My Fairy Troublemaker has some violence. For example:
- Yolando knocks into another fairy and lands unconscious on the floor.
- After stealing Yolando’s gem, Violetta crashes into a window.
- Violetta grabs a piece of chocolate from a little kid, causing the child to burst into tears.
- Maxie trips and knocks into Sami, who accidentally sets off a stink bomb during a protest.
- Maxie pulls at Sami, trying to get his tooth.
- Maxie and Sami fight over Violetta. They stretch the fairy, and Violetta is eventually flung into a wall.
- Maxie and Violetta try to pull out Sami’s tooth by tying it to a string and slamming a door. They also use a remote control aircraft to yank it out.
- Sami is accidentally hit in the face by a flying object and gets a bloody nose.
- Violetta falls backwards and knocks over a bunch of boxes in a shed. She lands on a cigar, which ricochets into a spill of flammable pesticide and quickly sets fire to the shed.
- Maxie falls through a glass skylight and lands in the shed, where she’s trapped by the fire. She quickly loses consciousness.
- One of Rick’s henchmen kills the plants in a greenhouse with a pesticide spray gun. He turns it on Maxie’s mother and stepbrothers.
- Tarek hits the henchman with his skateboard and knocks him to the ground after the man threatens Sami.
- Maxie’s mother subtly threatens the man, saying that he ‘hasn’t sustained any serious injuries ... yet’.
- Rick drives a bulldozer machine into the tree that Maxie is climbing and repeatedly tries to knock it down as Maxie clings on for dear life.
- Amir tries to stop Rick from attacking the tree with Maxie in it. Rick and Amir struggle for control of the bulldozer, grabbing and wrestling with each other.
- The tree breaks apart, the trunk splits, and Maxie and the tree fall to the ground.
- Violetta wraps Rick and his henchman up in vines.
There are no sexual references in My Fairy Troublemaker.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
My Fairy Troublemaker shows some use of substances. For example, Rick smokes a cigar. He later drops it in the garden shed, where it starts a fire.
Nudity and sexual activity
There’s no nudity and sexual activity in My Fairy Troublemaker.
There’s no product placement in My Fairy Troublemaker.
My Fairy Troublemaker has some very mild coarse language and name-calling including brat’, ‘jerk’, ‘nincompoop’, ‘heck’, ‘darn it’, ‘dang it’ and ‘you big baby.
Ideas to discuss with your children
My Fairy Troublemaker is an animated adventure featuring bright graphics, an upbeat soundtrack and a predictable plot. The movie contains universal messages about friendship and belonging.
My Fairy Troublemaker is best suited to younger audiences, and it will be most enjoyed by children aged 8 years and under. We recommend parental guidance for children aged 3-5 years.
These are the main messages from My Fairy Troublemaker:
- Be true to yourself.
- Everyone has special gifts and interests. The fact they’re different doesn’t make them less valuable.
Values in My Fairy Troublemaker that you could reinforce with your children include friendship, compassion, helpfulness, courage and truthfulness.
My Fairy Troublemaker could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life consequences of things like:
- running away
- lying to others
- doing things you’ve been asked not to do regardless of the consequences
- destroying natural habitats to make way for ‘development’.