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Shorts (2009)

Shorts

Overview


Genre

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Date

August 21, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

89 min.

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Robert Rodriguez

Producer

Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez

Screenwriter

Robert Rodriguez

Starring

Story


"Shorts" is set in the suburb of Black Falls, where all the houses look the same and everyone works for BLACK BOX Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated, whose Mr. Black's BLACK BOX is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. Other than keeping his parents employed, however, Mr. Black's BLACK BOX has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson, who just wants to make a few friends...until a mysterious rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr. Black's BLACK BOX one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it. Before long, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighborhood swarming with tiny spaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers...and outrageous magical mayhem around every corner. But it's not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. Now Toe and his newfound friends must join forces to save their town from itself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not always what you want.

Pictures (29 photos)


Jake Short, Trevor Gagnon, Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings and William H. Macy in Warner Bros. Pictures' Shorts (2009). Photo credit by Van Redin.
Jimmy Bennett stars as Toe Thompson in Warner Bros. Pictures' Shorts (2009). Photo credit by Van Redin.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..never engages more than our eyes..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
“..8-year-olds will absolutely love it..”
by Mike Russell [Portland Oregonian]
“..all simple fun..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]