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.