More like a summer-camp theater project than a studio movie, Shorts’ noodly, kid-oriented action-adventure story follows a magic, wish-granting rock as it falls into various pint-size hands in one all-American suburb. Kid-at-heart filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, whose playtime Spy Kids trilogy gets a gold star, looks like he’s having great fun, but what about the rest of us? Can we wish for a fresher subplot than that of pleasure-deadened grown-ups who live their lives in a stupor of consumerism? C+
Genre: Kids and Family; Starring: Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Leo Howard, William H. Macy, Rebel Rodriguez, Jimmy Bennett, Leslie Mann; Director: Robert Rodriguez; Author: Robert Rodriguez; Release Date Wide: 08/21/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 89; Distributor: Warner Bros.
Posted August 21 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT
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