Shorts (2009)

Director
Robert Rodriguez

Main cast
Jimmy Bennett; Kat Dennings; Jolie Vanier; William H. Macy; James Spader

Genres
Comedy, Family

Description
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.


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