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The Chosen One (2010)

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

Color
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Trivia

The film was a pet project of the star, Rob Schneider. 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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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Was this a drama... or a comedy...?
15 April 2011 | by heydannoSee all my reviews

It's as if everyone in the film was acting in a comedy... except Rob Schneider, who played it totally straight. Not straight in a funny way like he was the straight man in a comedy. I mean he played it straight, as if he were in a serious drama. My reactions were; confusion, disappointment, irritation... and finally... well, after finally seeing that Rob was doing a darn fine job of dramatic acting (even though this was marketed as a comedy) I fast forwarded to the end, then ejected the DVD.

My final thought was, "Boy, he must have been mad at the director or something because it was like he intentionally ruined that movie by playing everything too straight." Rob is not a stupid guy. He had to have known he was screwing up what could have been a funny little comedy. Weird. I must say though, if his performance could be cut out and pasted into a drama it would have been very impressive.


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