Shorts (2009) 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… 2009-08-21 PT89M Kids and Family Kat Dennings Trevor Gagnon Leo Howard William H. Macy Rebel Rodriguez Jimmy Bennett Leslie Mann Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Shorts (2009)

Trevor Gagnon, Shorts | ROCKY RESULTS Rebel Rodriguez, Trevor Gagnon, and Leo Howard in the slight family film Shorts
ROCKY RESULTS Rebel Rodriguez, Trevor Gagnon, and Leo Howard in the slight family film Shorts
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 21, 2009; Length: 89 Minutes; Genre: Kids and Family; With: Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Leo Howard, William H. Macy and Rebel Rodriguez; Distributor: Warner Bros.

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+

Originally posted Aug 20, 2009