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10 Items or Less (2006)

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An actor (Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk (Vega), and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.



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A well-known actor, who hasn't accepted a role in four years, is considering a project. The cousin of the director drives him to Archie's Ranch Market, in Carson, and drops him off to do a little research. He's fascinated by one of the checkers, Scarlet, a young woman from Spain with a preternatural ability to ring up items at the cash register. She hates her job, stuck at the 10 items or less lane. The actor chats her up, and when her shift ends, he asks for a ride. In the course of the afternoon, he helps her prepare for a job interview. She needs to have confidence, he needs to commit. Human contact, however brief, can change people. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes in Life You Have to Change Lanes. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 February 2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

10 stvari ili manje  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$35,929 (USA) (1 December 2006)


$81,416 (USA) (15 December 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Morgan Freeman and Jonah Hill have a very brief scene while riding in a car. As Morgan had a major role and this film, and since it was shot in only 15 days, every spare moment Morgan had was spent studying lines. This scene with Jonah took three days to shoot, and between takes Morgan was script reading. Jonah felt he was being ignored by his co-star. This was not true. When the final shot was done, and the camera was off, Morgan to relieve the tension turned to Jonah in a deadpan presentation, did The Name Game song From the 1960's. Jonah Jonah je jop (sic) Jonah, etc, etc. When done, Morgan told Jonah, now do Me. See more »


In the opening scene in the van, as they are driving , the shifter is in park the entire time. See more »


[first lines]
Him: Sorry, what was your name again?
Packy: Packy.
Him: Packy?
Packy: Yeah.
Him: Are we lost, Packy?
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"and no gremlins were harmed." See more »


References El Chavo del Ocho (1972) See more »


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Lightweight, but delightful
4 December 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie is a little ray of sunshine in a dark season. It celebrates a quality best described as plain old friendliness. Morgan Freeman plays a character very like Freeman himself--a successful actor pushing 70. He has traveled to a small, rather grimy grocery store intending to research a part he might play, as a manager of such a place. He soon beguiles the staff and the customers, especially the lovely, if cranky, young woman (Paz Vega) who presides over the "10 items or less" checkout lane.

10 Items Or Less doesn't have a big statement to make and doesn't pretend that it does. It follows Freeman and Vega as they become friendly, and as the older man offers his counsel, in exchange for a ride home--the movie-company gofer who is supposed to pick him up never shows and Freeman has forgotten his own phone number so he can't call for help. I had a little case of the blues on a gray Sunday afternoon in New York City and this flick cured what ailed me.

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