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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeff Reigert
... Stephen Montgomery
... Skydiving Guide Chris Knarl
... Kelly La Fonda
... Dr. Glenn Richie / Cartoon Voices
Todd Holoubek ... Camera Man Stuart Blumberg
... Louis La Fonda
... 'Entertainment Beat' Host George Reardon
Raisy Pereyra ... Dorothy Sheen
Edmund Genest ... Governor Beaumont Hutchins (as Edmond Genest)
... Fielding Barnes
Heidi Neurauter ... Helen Campbell-Holland
... Harlan Swallow (as Michael Ziegfeld)
... Salazar 'Fred' McBairn
... 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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If He'd meant the commandments literally, He'd have written them in stone.

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Das 10 Gebote Movie  »

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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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Trivia

Winona Ryder signed on to the film without reading the script because she was a fan of David Wain's work on Wet Hot American Summer (2001). See more »

Goofs

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

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[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 Reno 911! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday, Rod Cone
Written by Adam Moreno (as A. Morenoff) and K. Harris
Produced by Adam Moreno (as Mr. Blue) and Young Michael K.
Performed by Adam Moreno (as Mr. Blue)
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Shopping for a Pony
3 September 2007 | by See 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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