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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£171,876 (UK) (21 August 2009)

Gross:

$20,916,309 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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The blinkers blink when the alians go across the school floor See more »

Goofs

Blinker #1 blinks (at around 31 mins) while opening a cellophane bag over his cereal bowl. Blinker #2 blinks (at around 22 mins) in the background during the classroom scene where the aliens are circling the bottoms of the students' desks while the teacher is conducting an experiment with catalysts. See more »

Quotes

Laser: [about the telephone] Change your head back Loogie.
Loogie: This has certain advantages.
Laser: What advantages?
Loogie: [the phone rings. Loogie turns his head and there is a pickup sound] Hello?
Laser: [Laser smacks his forehead exaggeratedly]
Loogie: All right, I wish the phone was gone.
[the phone disappears from Loogie's head]
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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 Planet Terror (2007) See more »

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Spy Ballet
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Courtesy of MRX Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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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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