Picture from Shorts
Overall C+

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.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and some rude humor.

Why is Shorts rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Shorts is rated PG for for mild action and some rude humor.

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Bullies, adult and child, molest their employees and classmates with name-calling, threats, physical aggression and yelling. Students hit a boy with rocks. A character is stuffed in a garbage can and later falls from a tree. Students fall off the roof of a school. Characters are attacked by miniature aliens, a giant robot, chased by crocodiles, and carried off by a dinosaur. An explosion occurs in a science class covering the students with an unknown substance. A girl intentionally swallows a live fish. Siblings fight among themselves. A married couple experience stress and alienation because of a shared work project. A boy is swallowed by a crocodile and defecated on by a flying dinosaur. A boy repeatedly picks his nose. A blob of his mucus turns into a living, animated monster. A boy is covered with mucus after meeting up with the monster. Adults attack one another at a house party. Boys break a house window and enter the premise illegally. Characters scuffle with one another. A character is hit in the head and knocked out. Characters ride motorcycles without a helmet and talk on the phone while driving. Characters are frequently in peril. The script includes mild crude humor and a term of Deity.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario PG Crude Content, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video G