10 Items or Less (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  8 February 2007 (Israel)
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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1.85 : 1
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At a press appearance before a screening at The Paramount Thearer in Charlottesville, Virginia, to WMRA radio's Terry Ward, Morgan Freeman said that this film fit right in with his own personal hope to shed his image as someone usually so heavy with gravitas. 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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Crazy Credits

"The producers regret that not one dime of product placement money was received in the making of this motion picture." See more »


References Popeye (1980) See more »


Written and Performed by Paul Simon
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
Courtesy Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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really charming
21 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why people always want deeper meaning in movies or else consider them worthless.

What about just being entertained? Something at which Morgan Freeman excels. He gets a chance to show off a bit. Paz Vega, his co-star, gets a career boost and Brad Silberling gets a name to draw people into watching his movie.

I thought it was a good movie. Some humor, some pathos, some bittersweetness but nothing over the top. I got an especial kick out of Jim Parsons as the receptionist at a construction company. When he looks at Freeman adoringly and says, "You make me want to be a woman." He's just hilarious. The fight scene between Ms. Vega her ex-husband and his girlfriend is wonderful too.

In short, it's a cute, charming film that will make you smile. You could do much, much worse.

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