Shorts

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Robert Rodriguez
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
4.8
Metacritic:
53
Rotten Tomatoes:
46%
PG
Year:
2009
89 min
$20,875,468
Website
363 Views


then I get fired even if I win?

Well, no, that's preposterous. Heh, heh.

But you just said

if she doesn't make partner...

...then she and her family are out,

and I'm her family.

Then you better not lose.

Clearly you two haven't figured out that

delightful little paradox called marriage.

Just get it done, whatever it takes.

And the answer to Black's problem...

Whatever it takes.

It literally fell from the sky.

No, no, no. Wait.

Is that what happened next?

See that wishing rock I'm holding?

It made things so confusing,

I can hardly remember the order of events.

Go forward a bit.

Yeah, that wasn't it either.

I'm probably going to have to tell you

the story completely out of order...

...in a series of shorts.

Let's start here.

Maybe we should go back to when

I first came into possession...

...of the rainbow-colored rock.

Oh, by the way...

...my name is Toby, Toby Thompson.

I wanna give you an idea

of how I start every morning.

Maintaining a mouth like this

is no small task.

First I use a special toothbrush

between the wires and my gums...

...to loosen any food particles

that may have lodged in my braces.

Upper teeth:
Positioning the bristles

at a 45-degree angle...

...brushing towards the gum

in a circular motion.

Inside, tops,

then repeat for the lower set.

Rinse, spit, mirror check.

Is this the reason people think

I'm a dork?

Of course not.

Braces are necessary

when you have hillbilly teeth like mine.

No, no. Not done yet.

Now I floss...

...and use a special pick

to get under the brackets.

Rinse, spit, mirror check.

That's it. Time to eat breakfast.

Guess what. Toby's playing

with his imaginary friends again.

Am not.

Shouldn't you be already

moved out by now?

I mean, you are, like, 19 or 20.

Keep it down. I can't hear myself type.

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Robert Rodriguez

Robert Anthony Rodriguez is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in Mexico and his home state, Texas. more…

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