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The Chosen One (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 3 September 2010 (USA)
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A man finally finds faith in himself after the rest of world puts its faith in him; the sole being on earth who can save mankind from its own destruction - The Chosen One.


Rob Schneider





Credited cast:
Holland Taylor ... Ruth
Steve Buscemi ... Neal
Rob Schneider ... Paul
Samantha Smith ... Christine
Peter Riegert ... Bob
George Dzundza ... Norman
Jack McGee ... Produce Manager
Brandon Molale ... Cop #1
Marcus Giamatti ... Freddy
Carolina Gómez ... Marissa
Kent Shocknek ... Newscaster
Sanny van Heteren ... Waitress
Michael Yama ... Mr. Nakamuri
Pamela Guest ... Bird Lady
Ian Fisher ... NY Cabbie


Paul is an ordinary man who is at the end of his rope. He hates his job, his beautiful wife has left him, and his mother and gay, Buddhist-monk brother constantly remind him of his shortcomings. Although Paul doesn't know it yet, his life is about to change in a big way. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual material, language, mature thematic content and drug references | See all certifications »

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The film was a pet project of the star, Rob Schneider. See more »


At the end of the film, when Neil puts the nest back on the building, a chunk of the plastic bag is left on the metal hooks of the ledge. When the bird comes back the plastic it is gone, and the nest has miraculously moved from the left side to the middle of the ledge. See more »


[first lines]
Christine: [on answering machine] Paul, it's Christine. Listen, I'm sorry that I hurt you. I never meant for this to happen. I feel like you've been pushing away for that last two years. I love you Paul, but, I want more in my life. Goodbye.
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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It needs to be appreciated as a drama, not a comedy
10 September 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a depressed car salesman who becomes the chosen one to make a Colombian mountain snow again for the sake of Iguaca tribesmen's existence.

I thought "The Chosen One" was a comedy, but I was wrong. In fact "The Chosen One" is a emotional drama that sees Paul find meaning in his tragic life. Paul tries to kill himself early on in the film, and he spends most of the time being depressed. This negative energy does have its effect on the viewers, causing unpleasant surprise and disappointment to people who expected comedy. If you look beyond that, "The Chosen One" has a nice message that priorities in life is not about money, and that there are things that transcend materialism and wealth. I hope "The Chosen One" will be appreciated for a good enlightening drama that it really is.

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Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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