View Full Version : Movies where someone brushes their teeth

Danger Man
01-22-2009, 10:21 PM
Pulp Fiction

running coach
01-22-2009, 10:27 PM
Turner and Hooch. I remember a flossing scene, maybe there was a brushing.

Hazle Weatherfield
01-22-2009, 10:29 PM
Pulp Fiction

That's absolutely the first one that came to me when I saw the OP. There must be others, but I'm stymied!

01-22-2009, 10:38 PM
There was that terrible scene in Bring It On (don't ask) where Kirsten Dunst and that awful Donny Osmond-look-alike are brushing their teeth. And flirting while they do it? :confused:

01-22-2009, 10:39 PM
If the toothbrushing is implied but not necessarily shown explicitly *

Truly Madly Deeply
Pretty Woman

*I can just imagine that as a TV rating category "T - contains Explicit Toothbrushing"...

Bryan Ekers
01-22-2009, 10:45 PM
Superman Returns

Strange Machine
01-22-2009, 10:56 PM
Stranger Than Fiction
The Long Goodnight

There are probably lots. Probably even toothbrushing after it was in someone's bung.
My follow-up question is "What was the first movie to feature toothbrushing?"

01-22-2009, 10:57 PM

01-22-2009, 11:10 PM
Frankie and Johnny. It was a pivotal scene, where they were doing something competely normal and unromantic, but was romantic because it signified her accepting him into her normal life as they watched the world outside her windows. Awwww.

I've heard tell that there's a deleted 'pissing while romantic interest chats about day' scene,' but it's not on the DVD extras.

01-22-2009, 11:11 PM

Good call!

And that's a wrap.

Siam Sam
01-22-2009, 11:29 PM
Being There

Robot Arm
01-22-2009, 11:35 PM
High Anxiety

And Tuco cleans his teeth with his finger in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

01-22-2009, 11:36 PM
Jim Carrey brushes his teeth in his own memorable fashion, in "The Mask"

01-22-2009, 11:38 PM
Stranger Than Fiction

Damn. I had the image clear in my head, even knew who it was brushing his teeth and just could. not. place. it.

And I even have that watch!

01-22-2009, 11:57 PM
Ferris Beuller's Day Off - his unconventional, hands-free 'chew the brush' method always stuck with me.

01-23-2009, 12:00 AM
Final Cut with Robin Williams.

Boozahol Squid, P.I.
01-23-2009, 12:36 AM
Bring it On

ETA: Fuck sedoa got there firstest.

Snowboarder Bo
01-23-2009, 12:44 AM
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
The Groove Tube
The In-Laws (Arkin/Falk)

01-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Viola in "Shakespeare in Love" uses a primitive toothbrush.

01-23-2009, 12:46 AM
The Graduate

01-23-2009, 12:47 AM
Floss: The Movie (http://www.flossthemovie.com/)

01-23-2009, 12:51 AM
The Cooler

01-23-2009, 01:03 AM
3 O'Clock High

How do I remember this? Because he rinses with Diet Coke. Ewwww!

01-23-2009, 02:10 AM
Pandemonium (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084464/)

01-23-2009, 06:00 AM
Yours, Mine and Ours--the recent remake, not the Lucille Ball version, to the best of my memory

01-23-2009, 06:39 AM
The Whole Nine Yards comes to mind.

01-23-2009, 06:59 AM
Hellboy 2

Kingpins had a flossing scene, don't remember if there was any brushing involved.

01-23-2009, 07:33 AM
It takes 27 responses to mention Rain Man?

01-23-2009, 07:34 AM
Most recently, Pineapple Express. Flossing.

01-23-2009, 07:51 AM

Do you mean "The Truman Show"? If not, then...

The Truman Show

01-23-2009, 08:05 AM
Better Off Dead.. Just picture Lane with the Q-tips sticking out of his ears and nostrils.

01-23-2009, 08:10 AM
The Big Easy--Ellen Barkin has thrown up from a gross murder scene and goes home with Dennis Quaid. She's brushing and ends up smooching with him. I was glad they showed the brushing since otherwise I would have wondered about them smooching with her having recently puked.

01-23-2009, 08:43 AM
"Let the Right One In". Oskar and his mom have that cute tooth brushing duel.

01-23-2009, 09:13 AM
Catholic High School Girls in Trouble, IIRC, had some topless brushin'

one of the "trailers" in Kentucky Fried Movie

Judith Prietht
01-23-2009, 09:19 AM
Brian dePalman's remake of Cape Fear has an extreme closeup of Nick Nolte brushing his teeth.

Ed Norton brushes his teeth in Fight Club -- and wiggles a loose tooth out of his mouth and sends it down the drain.

01-23-2009, 09:25 AM
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
Liar, Liar.

Minnie Luna
01-23-2009, 09:29 AM

Vince Vaughn/Peter LaFleur rinses with Yoohoo

01-23-2009, 09:31 AM
In What About Bob? Richard Dreyfuss has to brush his teeth with his finger since Bob (Bill Murray) had taken his tooth brush.

01-23-2009, 10:16 AM
The Apartment

Grease (both mimed and strongly implied)

John DiFool
01-23-2009, 11:01 AM
Blow Out-the prostitute in the train station.

01-23-2009, 12:13 PM
It's been a long time since I've seen it, but didn't Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House start with a couple (Cary Grant, Myrna Loy) trying to use a cramped apartment bathroom sink simultaneously?

Mama Zappa
01-23-2009, 12:22 PM
The 2008 version of Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

At least, the 3D version of it. If you're looking at the screen at the wrong moment, you think you're getting a faceful of Brendan Fraser's used toothpaste. Bleagh!

If TV counts: an episode of Monk, where he and Sharona have had to pretend to be married, and are forced to kiss in front of a group of people. The next scene shows him and Sharona, in their room, with him frantically scrubbing his mouth. Sharona is saying "now that's just INSULTING!".

01-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Kramer vs. Kramer

01-23-2009, 01:51 PM
Deja Vu

Denzel Washington's character is brushing his teeth at the water cooler.

01-23-2009, 01:52 PM
Strip Tease

I remember reviews at the time commenting on it, the idea being that strippers have good dental hygiene.

Little Plastic Ninja
01-23-2009, 01:59 PM
I Love You To Death has the quick-fast I don't have a toothbrush so I'll just smear my teeth with toothpaste brushing at the beginning.

01-24-2009, 09:13 AM
A nice clean flossing in Kingpin.

01-24-2009, 10:41 AM
I'm curious now to know why neither of these (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314630/) films (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234354/) has been mentioned. I mean, you'd think, right?

01-24-2009, 11:06 AM
Hotel Chevalier, the short that came on the DVD with The Darjeeling Limited. Natalie Portman brushes her teeth with Jason Schwartzman's toothbrush

cactus waltz
01-24-2009, 11:13 AM
I am thinking that toothbrushing scenes must be very common in those movies which focus on sad characters who are uinspired and depressed. You know, they live ordinary lives and work average office jobs and perform nothing remarkable. We follow their daily routine, which of course starts with brushing their teeth in the morning.

In any case, I'm pretty certain Steve Carell brushes his teeth in Evan Almighty.

01-24-2009, 02:41 PM
In What About Bob? Richard Dreyfuss has to brush his teeth with his finger since Bob (Bill Murray) had taken his tooth brush.

I believe Dreyfuss also brushed in "The Goodbye Girl" and "Close Encounters"

01-24-2009, 02:58 PM

01-24-2009, 03:00 PM
I believe Dreyfuss also brushed in ... "Close Encounters"

Certified true. Just watched it last weekend.

Elendil's Heir
01-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Hotel Chevalier, the short that came on the DVD with The Darjeeling Limited. Natalie Portman brushes her teeth with Jason Schwartzman's toothbrush

I was just gonna say that. And Close Encounters, where Dreyfus's kids smack him with a ping-pong paddle and then take a Polaroid picture when he whirls around, growling like a rabid bear with toothpaste overflowing from his mouth.

In Little Shop of Horrors, with Steve Martin as the memorably demented dentist, is anyone actually shown brushing their teeth?

01-24-2009, 03:11 PM
Something to Talk About has (IMS) several toothbrushing scenes.

01-24-2009, 06:01 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Smith?

01-24-2009, 06:10 PM
Home Alone with the face slapping scene.

Little Nemo
01-24-2009, 08:12 PM
There's a "suggestive" tooth brushing scene in the Dutch film Spetters. A cop is saying he caught the protagonists breaking some law (the movie's about a bunch of semi-pro motorcycle racers). Renée Soutendijk's character (who's the bikers' agent) suggests they talk it over in her trailer. Then we cut to the cop coming out of the trailer and walking away. Then we cut inside the trailer where Soutendijk is brushing her teeth.

Darryl Lict
01-24-2009, 08:41 PM
Dada's Dance (http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/dadas_dance). I just saw it yesterday. A batshit insane gorgeous sexy Chinese girl drives some poor mook crazy while searching for her biological mother. Probably not coming to a theater near you, but worth a watch anyway.

01-24-2009, 09:22 PM
Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang