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A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

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A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

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Not So TALL Tales From The Director Of 'Spy Kids'

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Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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21 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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£171,876 (UK) (21 August 2009)

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$20,916,309 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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Trivia

The class fish is a pop-eyed goldfish. See more »

Goofs

When Loogie wished to have the telephone gone, he was eating cereal and clearly wasn't holding the rock when he made the wish. The rock was on the table next to his bowl. See more »

Quotes

Toe Thompson: What's wrong with me?
Cole Black: What's wrong with you? Oh buddy where do I begin?
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When the closing credits reach the song section, Jimmy Bennett states he wrote the song 'Summer Never Ends' thereby his wish came true See more »

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References Fable II (2008) See more »

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Summer Never Ends
Words and Music by Jimmy Bennett
Courtesy Jimmy Bennett Publishing Designee (BMI)
Copyright © 2009
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Robert Rodriguez' Shorts has some imagination and humor that goes down easy
19 July 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie from 2009 on a single children's matinée showing at 11 am with my movie theatre-working friend. With Robert Rodriguez' name attached, I expected something silly with some good laughs and I did. The title is meant to convey that it's a series of short segments as told by the main kid character in connection with a whole feature that deals with a wish-bearing rock. I think I liked the one about the booger monster the best with second being that bit where Leslie Mann and Jon Cryer as that kid's parents are being literally stuck together. Oh, and I didn't know that this was the first time that Cryer and James Spader had been in the same movie together since Pretty in Pink some 23 years previous. Anyway, I was amused most of the time and wouldn't mind seeing this again with my nieces and nephews. So on that note, Shorts is worth a look if you're in the mood for something imaginative and humorous.


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