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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. »


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

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

Cast: Jimmy Bennett, James Spader, Kat Dennings, Robert Rodriguez
Studio: 2009 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for Shorts.

Detailed Review

About all filmmaker Robert Rodriguez doesn’t seem to have done during the production of his latest family film was sew costumes and cater lunches. He may have been too busy… 
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Why Is Shorts Rated PG?

Bullies, adult and child, molest their employees and classmates with name-calling, threats, physical aggression and… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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