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Robert Rodriguez channels his inner 11-year-old with “Shorts,” a childish but fun wish fulfillment-fantasy for kids that’s equal parts boogers, big messages and product placement. In Black Falls, everybody works on the Black Box, an all-in-one phone gadget. Mrs. (Leslie Mann) and Mr. (Jon Cryer) Thompson are constantly on their Black Boxes, miscommunicating. They barely notice that son Toby “Toe” Thompson (Jimmy Bennett) is friendless, the object of bullying.

That changes when the little rainbow rock falls into his life.…

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