112 minutes


Action and Adventure, Comedy, Drama



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In this film, faithfully adapted from its source novel, young Stanley Yelnats IV, perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, is sent to a sinister correctional facility in the desert after being falsely accused of theft. Stanley is set to work digging holes with the rest of the kids, little realising that this punishment will help resolve issues in his own family's strange past. With its multiple flashbacks, bizarre characters and unusual subject matter, this is about as offbeat as family films get, and is guaranteed entertainment for all ages.

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Contains mild violence.

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