A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!/YMMV

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  • Ass Pull: The Timmy Turner Loophole, full stop. Basically, it was created so that Timmy would be allowed to keep his Fairy Godparents even after growing up. Even if it was justified in that Fairy World does owe Timmy big time for saving them on more than one occasion, it still came out of left field and undermined the point of the special, which was to have Timmy grow up.
  • Broken Base: Before the movie even aired, many fans reacted in sheer disbelief if not anger. Now that it has aired, some think it's flat-out awful, and some fans enjoyed it.
  • Complaining About Movies You Couldn't Possibly Have Seen Yet: Most of the more negative entries on this page were here long before the movie even aired.
  • Complete Monster: Hugh J. Magnate ultimately fits. For starters, when Tootie tries to stop him from destroying the park, he has absolutely no problem risking her life by having the bulldozer tear it down anyway. His plan to steal Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof's magic is heavily implied to be lethal if not stopped (considering the meter measuring their magic reads "Fairy Life Meter") and he outright tries to kill Timmy and Tootie repeatedly, as well as pulling a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on Crocker and a loyal Mook by dropping them down a bottomless ball pit, all the while laughing with Psychopathic Manchild glee at what he's doing.
  • Ear Worm: "Lookin' Like Magic"
  • Fan Dumb: People crying that it should be an Alternate Continuity when Butch Hartman wrote the movie and himself stated that it is a look into the future of the FOP kid's lives.
  • First Girl Wins: Tootie, the first love interest introduced in the series turns out to be the one he loves in the end
  • Ho Yay: Between Crocker and Magnate.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Quite possibly for Timmy's parents. In one of the previews, Timmy is seen telling his smiling parents that he's never going to leave home. They quickly lose their smiles One reason this may be karma is that many long time fans of The Fairly Oddparents know that Timmy's parents are pretty neglectful. In addition to this, both his mom and his dad have implied, and in many cases outright told Timmy that having a child has been a drag and a burden. Apparently, they not only are stuck with raising a child through his teenage years. They're now dealing with the prospect of him never leaving home
  • Moral Event Horizon: Magnate trapping Tootie in a cage and using a remote control to zap Cosmo, Wanda and Poof and drain their energy is bad enough, but it gets worse when he wishes for a bottomless ball pit that he wishes a random mook and Mr. Crocker down.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Hugh J. Magnate's creepily smiling and giggling evil rabbit
  • Negative Continuity: With respect with many events and characters of the series.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Quite possibly for Wanda because she is generally known as the responsible one and The Only Sane Woman, yet in the movie she is trying to prevent Timmy from falling in love with Tootie so he can hold on to his godfamily as long as possible even though this is clearly not in Timmy's best interests. On the other hand, there is the fact that Timmy wished up Poof for them and life with Timmy is the only life the fairy baby has ever known so she may reluctant to separate the two godbrothers
  • Screwed by the Network: The first showing of the movie and the subsequent re-airings; Apparently, even for the first broadcast, they cut some scenes and for the subsequent re-airings they cut out even more scenes. This is the first time this has happened with the show as even the reruns are shown in their entirety on Nickelodeon.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: A large percentage of the people complaining and prejudging this movie are simply angered fans of other love interests such as Trixie, Vicky (straight shota), or Veronica. This is not helped by the fact that the movie makes a point to establish that all other prior romantic moments on the show, besides Timmy being kissed by Tootie against his will, simply did not happen, and that Timmy has never truly loved any other girl.
    • A character match-up quiz on the official Nickelodeon website strongly suggests that Tootie was the mystery mother of Timmy's children at the end of Channel Chasers, adding gasoline to an already white hot fiery debate (or perhaps rather, dousing it with a splash of cold water).
  • Ship Sinking: See above.
  • Squick : A twenty three year old man acting like a child, even if it is an act to keep beloved fairy godparents is kind of creepy. It becomes even more creepy when you realize that this Man Child is likely sharing a locker room and bathrooms with other ten year old boys
  • Tainted by the Preview: There are fans who really dislike the idea of making a traditional Thick Line Animation series into a Live Action Adaptation. The few previews that were shown prior to the movie's premiere did little to alleviate those fans' doubts about this project. There are a variety of reasons for this ranging from Avatar: The Last Airbender's live action movie (perceived by people to have been done very poorly)to the fact that there is some Ship Sinking along with the fact that Timmy Turner never grew up and is now a creepy Man Child Even though the movie has now aired, the reaction still is mixed about it.
    • Many of the people hating on the movie here were never going to budge on simple virtue of the romantic plot. I'm pretty active on a few FOP forums and we all knew about Daniella Monet/Drake Bell being in the movie for months before it was officially announced. You'd be surprised how many people went from drawing up cast lists with Daniella playing Trixie Tang, to "live action is a bad idea!!" as their battle cry.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: For those who didn't like the movie (and even for some who did), the ending was this.
    • Also, it's a very predictable and cliché ending.
  • Tear Jerker: Timmy and the fairies saying goodbye to each other near the end.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: The brief flashback to a live-action "young" Tootie is arguably more pretty, and certainly more recognizable to the viewer, than the live-action "adult" Tootie.
  • What the Hell, Casting Agency?: Some of the cast.
  1. Moral Lesson: don't rush to grow up
  2. He cried helplessly for his parents to rescue him, which is something only children do