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Shorts (2009)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  21 August 2009 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£171,876 (UK) (21 August 2009)

Gross:

$20,916,309 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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Released theatrically in the US on the same day as Inglourious Basterds (2009) by Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez' last film was their collaboration Grindhouse (2007). 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 »

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Helvetica Black: How'd you like your braces up your nose?
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Toe Thompson: Up my nose.
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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 Scarface (1983) 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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For kids with ADD
2 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The suburban town of Black Falls is a company town that makes the Blackbox that does almost everything. The Thompsons (Leslie Mann, Jon Cryer) are tasked to beat the competition by Mr. Black (James Spader) or else they'll suffer the consequences. Then the magic wishing stone falls to earth.

This is another kids movie from writer/director Robert Rodriguez. The concept of telling the story in a series of out of order shorts is just too gimmicky. The wacky pause and fast forward edits are too annoying. It is the movie equivalent of ADD. It is a kids movie for the short attention span generation.

This movie suffers from the fact that the story doesn't follow just one main character. The wishing gets very repetitive and random. There seems to be no rules to the wishing. The kids are annoying as usually the case in these kinds of movies. It's definitely not a movie for adults.


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