Forty-two year old famed composer/playwright George Webber is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress/singer Samantha Taylor, who he loves, although he admits their connection is more intellectual than it is emotional. She, in turn, loves him, despite barely tolerating his often infantile behavior. This behavior includes spying on a neighbor's sexual encounters with a wide array of women, this spying about which the neighbor knows, as he does it himself. Driving one day, George spots a young woman who he believes is the most beautiful creature he's ever seen - an "eleven" on a scale of ten, tens which he didn't believe existed before her. Beyond the fact that she is probably half his age, a problem with George's infatuation is that she is just off to her own wedding. George and Sam's relationship takes a hit with an argument which is further exacerbated by a series of misunderstandings. As such, George decides to pursue the woman of his ... Written by
A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count.
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Did You Know?
The film's "10" title references an attractiveness rating system used by people to rank members of the opposite sex. A '10' is usually the highest score attainable but in the movie Dudley Moore rates Bo Derek
as an "11". The movie popularized the rating system, which became a part of common usage and popular culture. Publicity for the actual picture made a movie joke. It was that one man's "10" might be another man's "8½". See more
The plane is landing in Mexico in clear skies. From the inside of the plane it looks as if there is a thick fog outside the windows. See more
[on the telephone to Don in the lounge
Mr. Webber, please.
[aside to George
Are you in?
[on the phone to the operator
Listen, kid, until otherwise instructed, Mr. Webber will be incomunnicado.
Don, where is that?
About twenty miles due east, make a left turn.
OK, thank you Don.
When the credits of the cast begins to scroll up and out of the iris of the telescope's view to George and Samantha's inside penthouse, only the members of the cast are seen and not their characters they played. See more
It's Easy to Say
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Dudley Moore
(uncredited) and Julie Andrews
(uncredited) See more