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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

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:

Das 10 Gebote Movie See more »

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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Trivia

There is a reporter in the "no other gods before me" story named Jim Stensel. This is the same name that Janeane Garofalo gives to David Hyde Pierce when she is unable to think of her favorite astrophysicist in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), another project by former members of The State (1993). 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 Troll 2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Catscan
Written by Craig Wedren
Performed by Damian Kulash, Mark Watrous, Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe (as Tunde Adibempe) & Craig Wedren
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Shopping for a Pony
3 September 2007 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. If you are familiar with "Wet Hot American Summer", Stella Shorts and MTV's "The State", you will have some idea what director David Wain has in store for you. Still, given the talent involved, I was amazed at the lack of creativity involved in most of the 10 vignettes loosely based on the Ten Commandments.

Even the best ideas fall flat and leave us with only a couple of chuckles. Adam Brody being implanted in the ground after a skydive, Winona Ryder shacking up with a wooden marionette, a doctor's goof that leads to his prison "romances", twin brothers learning of their odd gene pool while embracing Oliver Platt's Ah-nuld impersonation, a perky Jessica Alba, Liev Schreiber's attempts to keep up with the Jones', and Justin Theroux as Jesus H. Christ all had potential for true insight into human nature. Instead we are force fed a few quick hits in the "Reno 911" mold.

The ongoing between commandment scenes with Paul Rudd and Famke Jansson could have been classic, and a few scenes with Gretchen Mol will usually save a film. I appreciate the concept but am saddened by the result.


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