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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.

Director:

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
Brandon Molale ... Cop #1
Carolina Gómez ... Marissa
Marcus Giamatti ... Freddy
Pamela Guest ... Bird Lady
Kent Shocknek ... Newscaster
Michael Yama ... Mr. Nakamuri
Ian Fisher ... NY Cabbie
Sanny van Heteren ... Waitress
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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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Woah.
30 August 2010 | by Bral321See all my reviews

I have never written a review before, but this film was terrible. Terrible in every sense of the word. The premise of being "A chosen one" can potentially lead to a really great film so I was very much looking forward to seeing it. However this film (which is set 99% of the time in Rob Schneiders characters living room) is just god awful... Nothing happens, nothing actually happens. Seriously. Nothing.

There's a few funny bits here and there but not enough to call this a Comedy film. It isn't a drama either, or an action film, or a romance , or an adventure film. Come to think of it, I don't think this film fits into any genre apart from 'Bad'! And the climax of this 1 hour and 40 minutes of drivel was, well, drivel!

So so disappointing - I felt empty inside afterwards :-(


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