Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock 2009

Shorts

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Shorts has imagination and energy, but most viewers beyond elementary school will likely tire of the kiddie humor and sensory overload.

46%

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In the little town of Black Falls, every house looks the same and almost everyone works for Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries, purveyors of a device that is sweeping the nation. Toe Johnson, 11, is unimpressed with the company and its wares; he just wants a few friends. Then, a wish-granting rock falls from the sky and changes everything. The town swarms with wishes gone amok, but the trouble really begins when adults get their hands on the rock.

Cast

Jimmy Bennett
as Toe Thompson
Jake Short
as Nose Noseworthy
Kat Dennings
as Stacey Thompson
Devon Gearhart
as Cole Black
Jolie Vanier
as Helvetica Black
Leslie Mann
as Mom Thompson
Jon Cryer
as Dad Thompson
William H. Macy
as Dr. Noseworthy
James Spader
as Mr. Black
Angela Lanza
as Teacher
Elizabeth Avellan
as Voice of the Baby
Alejandro Rose-Garcia
as John/Boyfriend
Zoe Webb
as Blinker #2
Chris Orf
as Goofy Host
Tina Rodriguez
as Female Employee
Jonathan Breck
as Security Guard
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Audience Reviews for Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock

  • Dec 03, 2011
    to be honest, i thought this was an entertaining and imaginatively funny, innocent little movie. having the ingrediants like the spy kids films, robert roderiguez has actually made a really decent and fun family comedy. their can be some scenes that can go really childish, but it's covered by the energy by the young actors and the imagination of family entertainment. B
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    very different than many kids films and is very good
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2010
    Let me guess. You scrolling down the review section of our profile, looking at each poster on the left of the reviews, and come across this review and see only kids on the film poster. Yes! Robert Rodriguez's "Shorts" is a kids-only film. The film's actors are decent but the film and its sense of humor is too silly for adults. But I have to give props to its creativity, the way the film is split into chapters (probably a homage to Quentin Tarantino movies), and energy. Not as good as the "Spy Kids" movies but better than the terrible "Sharkboy and Lavagirl" movie. Eeesh! Double eesh!
    Bentley L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2010
    Shorts, is a harmless, chessy, over-the-top kids movie with bad effects, bad dialogue, but a good heart. This movie will definitely not win awards for either the razzies or the oscars, but I believe it can settle right in the middle of the films this year. Shorts fits in just fine, but it's nothing to talk about, so see it if you have nothing better to watch. It's just pure, brainless, kids funny entertainment at it's mediocre best!
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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