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Shorts

Released

Aug 21, 2009

Latest Home Video

Nov 24, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Jimmy Bennett
James Spader
Kat Dennings
Robert Rodriguez

Studio

2009 Warner Brothers Pictures

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Synopsis

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.

Content Details

Why Is Shorts Rated PG?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Shorts...

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.

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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).

 

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
G Violence.
AB G
MB G
ON PG Crude Content, Not Recommended for Young Children.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Shorts...

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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Gab&Dad; says: Aug. 24, 2009

This film appeals to kids because it is very youthful in its ideas and execution ? which makes for a poor film from this adult?s perspective!  No meaningful story, lots of random and shallow ideas.  See me review it with my 7yr.-old son, at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmanVA6xQnw

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