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Still shot from the movie: Shorts.

Shorts

When Toby Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) finds a rainbow-striped rock capable of granting his every wish, the unpopular boy is sure his prospects are looking up. But when the other neighborhood kids and their parents get their hands on the magic stone, the whole world turns upside-down. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 21 Aug 2009
Video Release: 24 Nov 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

Although actor Jimmy Bennett is only 13-years-old, he already has an impressive number of credits on his acting resume, including roles as a pint-sized superhero in Daddy Day Care, the son of a shipbuilder in Evan Almighty, and a young James T. Kirk in Star Trek.

Writer/director Robert Rodriguez is also the creative force behind the Spy Kids franchise (Spy Kids 1, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over).

 

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 27 November 2009

Shorts on DVD offers both the widescreen and full screen presentations of the movie. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1Audio (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Bonus materials include:

- Featurette: Ten Minute Film School: Making of Short Shorts and Ten Minute Cooking School: Chocolate Chip Volcano Cookies.

Shorts on Blu-ray comes a combo pack including DVD and Digital Copies of the movie. Audio tracks are available in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in French and English. Extra features provided are:

- Featurette: Ten Minute Film School: Making of Short Shorts, Ten Minute Cooking School: Chocolate Chip Volcano Cookies, Magic Of Shorts and Shorts Show And Tell.

- BD-Live features

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