Based on the award-winning book by Louis Sachar, Holes is a funny and poignant coming-of-age adventure. It tells the story of Stanley Yelnats (LaBeouf) - an unusual young hero, dogged by back luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn't commit. There, he and his campmaters - Squid, Armpit, ZigZag, Magnet, X-Ray, and Zero - are forced by the menacing warden (Weaver) and her right-hand men Mr. Sir (Voight) and Mr. Pendanski (Nelson) to dig holes in order to built character. Nobody knows the real reason they're digging all these holes, but Stanley soon begins to question why the Warden is so interested in anything 'special' the boys find. Stanley and his campmates must stick together and keep one step ahead of the Warden and her henchmen as they plot a daring escape from the camp to solve the myster and break the Yelnats family curse.
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- Released: 2003
- Rating: PG
- Review: Based on Louis Sachar's Newbury award-winning book, this coming-of-age adventure applies fairy-tale elements to a gritty situation, with surprisingly interesting results. Stanley Yelnats IV (Shia LaBeouf) is plagued with bad luck, which his family attribut… (more)