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Shorts

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Shorts

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
89 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/21/09
performer:
Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Leo Howard, William H. Macy, Rebel Rodriguez, Jimmy Bennett, Leslie Mann
director:
Robert Rodriguez
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
9808
genre:
Kids and Family

We gave it a C+

Starring: William H. Macy, Jon Cryer, James Spader
Directed By: Robert Rodriguez
Release Date: August 7

The title of Rodriguez’s latest film doesn’t refer to summer clothes or diminutive tykes, but to a series of intersecting vignettes narrated by an 11-year-old boy (Jimmy Bennett). ”You’re at the mercy of how he remembers things, out of order and skipping around,” says writer-director Rodriguez. ”It’s like Pulp Fiction for kids.” Relax, parents. There are no loquacious hitmen — just a magic rock that drops into a Texas neighborhood after a storm, wreaking havoc when the kids’ most inane wishes come true. ”I usually go back to my kids for ideas,” says Rodriguez.

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