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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.

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Rob Schneider
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Cast

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

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El elegido See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

George Sluizer was originally the film's director but left during production. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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The Chosen Definitely Worth Seeing
7 September 2010 | by RingDingKidSee all my reviews

I always thought Rob Schneider was a good actor - even in smaller roles he always shines. But "The Chosen One" shows he's got dramatic range. It's funny but not a full blown comedy. I liked it. Schneider co-wrote and directed it. There are a lot of great supporting roles in it like Steve Buscemi as his brother. When have you ever seen Steve Buscemi in a project that wasn't good? Holland Taylor from "Two and a Half Men" plays their mother. There are a lot of familiar faces in it. In a crowded marketplace of lowbrow comedies this one stands out as classy and heartfelt. Check it out. I thought "The Chosen One" was better than "Grown Ups" and some of the other R-rated summer comedies.


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