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The Ten (2007)

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Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

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David Wain
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... Jeff Reigert
Adam Brody ... Stephen Montgomery
Jon Hamm ... Skydiving Guide Chris Knarl
Winona Ryder ... Kelly La Fonda
Ken Marino ... Dr. Glenn Richie / Cartoon Voices
Todd Holoubek Todd Holoubek ... Camera Man Stuart Blumberg
Mather Zickel ... Louis La Fonda
Ali Marsh ... 'Entertainment Beat' Host George Reardon
Raisy Pereyra Raisy Pereyra ... Dorothy Sheen
Edmund Genest Edmund Genest ... Governor Beaumont Hutchins (as Edmond Genest)
Ron Silver ... Fielding Barnes
Heidi Neurauter Heidi Neurauter ... Helen Campbell-Holland
Michael Paul ... Harlan Swallow (as Michael Ziegfeld)
Jason Antoon ... Salazar 'Fred' McBairn
Andrea Rosen ... Polly 'Carol' Samuels
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Storyline

Quirky inter-related stories. Standing by two tablets, Jeff promises to introduce ten short stories, each about one of the commandments. A man survives a fall from a plane and his fiancée marries someone else before falling in love with a marionette; a surgeon causes the death of a patient and in prison tries to choose his mate; a woman encounters Jesus in Mexico and later confronts her husband on the Sabbath; twins and their mother reflect on fatherhood; covetous neighbors miss a chance to be heroes; and, between each story, Jeff's love triangle with Gretchen and Liz plays out. In the end, all the characters join in singing that it's all about love. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

If He'd meant the commandments literally, He'd have written them in stone.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content including dialogue and nudity, and for language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,374, 5 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$766,487, 30 September 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amanda Peet was initially attached to this movie. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Glenn Ritchie (Ken Marino) left a pair of scissors inside one of his patients. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeff Reigert: [phone rings] Hello?
Jeff Reigert: I'm sorry, I had to go, okay?
Jeff Reigert: Because I have to introduce the ten stories. I told this this before, we'll talk about this when I get home, alright? I'm late enough as it is.
Jeff Reigert: "The Ten Commandments" ten stories, alright? You knew about this when you married me, this is what I do.
Jeff Reigert: Hello? Hello? Unbelievable.
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Connections

References Xanadu (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Am I (And Where Do I Go from Here?)
Music by David Yazbek
Lyrics by Ken Marino and David Wain
Sung by Paul Rudd
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Belongs on the other end of the scale.
19 August 2007 | by Tony43See all my reviews

Meaning this movie would get about a two.

I saw this at a matinée in a West Hollywood theater. There were maybe two dozen other people in the theater. One guy laughed. At everything. I think he even snickered at the stone tablets. Other than that, mostly dead silence throughout the entire movie.

The film simply wasn't funny and in some cases, it was virtually offensive. Making a joke out of anal rape isn't easy, as the movie makers proved here. The question is, why did they try? When is rape a suitable topic for comedy? Of course, maybe I am being closed minded and what we really need to do is take the stigma off rape.

The movie makers here seem to think they're some modern incarnation of Mel Brooks or Woody Allen with their abilities to satirize human foibles. Sorry, but they just don't measure up.

Great cast, but it was all sizzle and no steak, meaning most of them had little to do except trade on their celebrity. "Look at me, I'm a big star, but I can get silly in some quirky little movie."

The whole thing had "acting class exercise" written all over it,


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