Shorts (2008) 720p YIFY Movie

Shorts (2008)

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

IMDB: 4.71 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 815.91M
  • Resolution: 1280*714 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English 2.0  
  • Run Time: 89
  • IMDB Rating: 4.7/10 
  • MPR: PG
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 6

The Synopsis for Shorts (2008) 720p

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.


The Director and Players for Shorts (2008) 720p

[Director]Robert Rodriguez
[Role:]Jake Short
[Role:]James Spader
[Role:]Kat Dennings
[Role:]Jimmy Bennett


The Reviews for Shorts (2008) 720p


An excellent family filmReviewed byArgemalucoVote: 9/10

After the atrocious family films Spy Kids 3D : Game Over and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, I was not interested in watching Shorts, another independent family film directed by Robert Rodriguez.However, a look at the cast revealed the presence of some competent actors (James Spader, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann and Kat Dennings), so I decided to risk myself and watch this movie.To my huge surprise, Shorts resulted to be an excellent family film which is likable and hugely entertaining, thanks to the skillful performances from the young cast and Rodriguez's irreverent screenplay.

At setting the movie on a real environment (instead of the artificial digital universe), Rodriguez did not require of big excesses for telling the story.The special effects look realistic, but they do not loose Rodriguez's characteristic surrealism on them.Shorts may not be his best family movie (I liked the original Spy Kids a bit more), but it is the one which mostly represents the naughty childish imagination, which is funny and innocent but not lacking of some subversion.

All the performances from this movie show a lot of energy and enthusiasm, but the movie rests on the shoulders of the childish cast with excellent results.The phenomenal discovery of Jolie Vanier is particularly remarkable.She reminded me thanks to her histrionic force and great presence of Christina Ricci on her juvenile roles.

With the exception of Up, Shorts is the best family film I have seen this year.I ended up taking a great surprise with this great family movie, and I recommend it as an excellent option for the whole family.

Target Demographic: 6-10 (possibly slow 11-year-olds)Reviewed byRichardSRussell-1Vote: 5/10

Shorts (PG, 1:29) — Fantasy: Fairy Tales, 3rd string, original

You might think that "Shorts" refers to the size of the heroes in this film, but in fact it's an allusion to the movie's structure, purporting to be a collection of short films recorded over a 2-day period but shown out of sequence, thus: 0: The Blinkers 2: Alien8ed 1: Wishing Rock 4: Big Bad Booger 3: The Miscommunicators 5: The End

The narrator is Toby "Toe" Thompson (Jimmy Bennett), a geeky kid with braces who's the butt of the bullying inflicted by his school's 2 rich kids, Helvetica and Cole Black, dotter and son of leading citizen Carbon Black (James Spader), whose company, Black Box Worldwide Inc., essentially owns the town of Black Falls.

One day Toe discovers a rainbow-colored rock that keeps whispering "make a wish" to him. Turns out the rock has the power to make those wishes come true. Toe starts out wishing for friends just as interesting and unique as he is and is rewarded by a double brace of tiny flying saucers crewed by LGMs who can use advanced tech to make many of his fondest dreams a reality.

The stone keeps getting misplaced, stolen, thrown away, picked up by accident, or launched at random, however, which means that almost every other character gets a chance to use it at one time or another, invariably with unforeseen consequences. This includes Toe's nabors, the Short boys (Laser, Lug, and notably Loogie), even geekier recluse Nose Noseworthy and his germophobic scientist dad, Toe's parents, and of course the Blacks.

This is all played very, very broadly for yuks. We are tipped off early that none of the cartoonish violence will have permanent effect when Loogie dives straight into the mouth of a huge crocodile to try to retrieve the wishing rock and gets koffed up moments later, slathered with half-digested croc lunch but otherwise unharmed.

There are more than just booger jokes, there's a giant animated booger. (Mercifully, there are no pee or fart jokes and only 1 fast visual gag involving pterodactyl poop. Thank you, Robert Rodriguez.)

The kids aren't very good actors, the jokes are corny, the special effects aren't particularly special, and the make-up is obviously fake (probably intentionally). None of this matters much, since it isn't intended to be taken seriously anyway.

Do all these shortcomings add up to a total loser? Not really. It's good-hearted as well as light-hearted, and the moral (be careful what you wish for) is something worth learning at about the age of the target audience. Plus which, not only does it not repeat itself, most of the ideas and gimmicks are original, and the dialog is occasionally witty.

Reviewed byGoneWithTheTwinsVote: 7/10/10

Robert Rodriguez' Shorts is childish, unrealistic and immature - in agood way. It's by no means a masterpiece, but once again the directorhas proved he has a way with children's films. The plot is jumbled upand out of order like a Tarantino movie and doesn't demonstrate aparticularly unique idea; what it does masterfully accomplish, however,is creative entertainment. The look and feel of Shorts is wildlyinventive, fantastical, definitely kid-worthy, and quite simply a wholelot of fun.

To tell the tale of the crazily kooky adventure granted to the usuallyuneventful town of Black Falls, narrator and star Toby "Toe" Thompson(Jimmy Bennett) skips ahead, rewinds backwards on screen and dodgesthrough the timeline of events. He decides to tell the story completelyout of order in a series of shorts. While messing with chronology istypically a nuisance, it works well for Rodriguez, keeping thingscontinually interesting and building upon minor characters, whileeffectively holding the attention of kids.

Black Box Incorporated is the center of interest for the entire town.It's run by the ruthless Mr. Black (James Spader), who is onlyconcerned with upgrading his all-in-one black box multi-tool inventionto outdo his many competitors. The box works like a Transformer,reconstructing itself automatically into a cell phone, vacuum, toaster,grenade, dog trimmer, baby monitor and much, much more. His teamleaders (Leslie Mann and Jon Cryer) are the parents of Toby, and hisdaughter Helvetica (Jolie Vanier) - or "Hel" for short - makes Toby'slife miserable, bullying him incessantly at school. When neighborLoogie (Trevor Gagnon) discovers a magical rock that grants wishes,Toby's real troubles are about to begin.

Although a movie about wishes run amok isn't entirely new, thefamily-friendly, clean setting and bright tone of the film contributesto solid entertainment. While it serves as a fantastical, quixotictutoring on wishing for something worthwhile and being careful what youwish for, the execution and planning of the muddled events is trulyworthwhile. Little green aliens can't fix Toby's "lack of friends"problem, prevent an army of crocodiles from eating Loogie's homework,protect the Short brothers from pterodactyl abduction, or save NoseNoseworthy from the Big Bad Booger. Boiling down to the basic carefreefantasies of kids, the welcome notion of getting anything you canimagine, and the realization that understanding and friendship canresolve more than wishing yourself out of a predicament, Shortsplayfully amuses with a vastly creative eye for merriment and nonsense.This is a film that proves pure fantasy can be pleasant and adultsdon't have to be bored to death with the material their children dragthem to.

- Mike Massie

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