From Warner Bros. Pictures and the director of "Spy Kids," Robert Rodriguez brings to you a magical fantasy adventure in a series of shorts, where wishes that are sometimes wonderful, often horrible, but always out-of-control, actually come to life.
Toe Thompson, an eleven-year-old, is the official prey for the bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls. His parents like everyone else's parents, work for Black Box Industries, the makers of the do-it-all gadget that seems to be taking over the country. Toe already believes that his neighborhood is a bit weird. But, when a freakish storm hits and a mysterious Rainbow Rock that falls from the sky begins granting the wishes of anyone who finds it, his neighborhood goes slightly beyond weird. And, as the Rainbow Rock finds it way from kid to kid and parent to parent, the wishes being granted turn the Black Falls community totally upside down and wilder than anyone ever imagined with everything from tiny aliens to giant boogers appearing in what was an all-too-generic neighborhood.
Written and directed by Rodriguez, the film is produced by Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan, with Dan Lin, Hunt Lowru, Mohammed Khalaf and Edward Borgerding serving as executive producers. Rodriguez also serves as his own director of photography, editor, visual effects supervisor and composer on the film.
"Shorts" stars Jon Cryer as Dad Thompson; William H. Macy as Dr. Noseworthy; Leslie Mann as Mom Thompson; James Spader as Mr. Black; Jimmy Bennett as Toe Thompson; Kat Dennings as Stacy Thompson; Trevor Gagnon as Loogie; Devon Gearhart as Cole Black; Leo Howard as Laser; Rebel Rodriguez as Lug; Jake Short as Nose Noseworthy; and Jolie Vanier as Helvetica Black.
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