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The Ten (2007)

Jessica Alba , Oliver Platt  |  R |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jessica Alba, Oliver Platt, Winona Ryder, Famke Janssen, Janeane Garofalo
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: TGG Direct
  • DVD Release Date: October 7, 2011
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JPXC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,813 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Editorial Reviews


Uproariously Funny! --Chicago Sun Times

Thumbs Up! --Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

Thou Shalt Be Amused! --Entertainment Weekly

Product Description

No one will mistake Jeff Reigert (Paul Rudd) for Moses or even Charlton Heston, but they all have something in common. Like Moses and Heston, Jeff's job is to introduce the world to the Ten Commandments. But, in David Wain's loopy comedy The Ten, he is not exactly the picture of virtue...In fact, surrounded as he is by gigantic replicas of the famous stone tablets, the genial host to this special presentation is so busy juggling wife Gretchen (Famke Janssen) and girlfriend (Jessica Alba) that he can barely get through a single commandment without breaking one himself. But that venality is part of the charm of this amiable, outrageous and frequently hilarious biblical parody. Wain and Marino use the commandments as an excuse to indulge in ridiculous, often surreal and sometimes tasteless humor... it lives up to the one unbendable commandment of comedy: It's funny. - Pam Grady, San Francisco Chronicle

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paul Rudd is amazing... October 28, 2007
This movie is comprised of 10 sketches that contain the absurdity of The State and the hilarity of Wet Hot American Summer. The sketches are not all winners but the great ones have Liev Schreiber bringing his AMAZING talent to a crazy situation, Rob Cordry as a lovable rapist and a great great "foreign" film. It's pretty hilarious.
This movie is no Wet Hot American Summer--but what is? There are some AMAZING parts of it and Paul Rudd has a great through line and continues to impress. Some great walk-ons and some great freakouts. I highly recommend it if you like The State.
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35 of 48 people found the following review helpful
In a mass-media, mass-consumption, perpetual self-improvement society, a whole bunch of "Thou shalt nots..." are rather passe' (to say the least.) This movie had about 25-30 laugh-out-loud moments in a 75% full theater. Each of the 10 sketches has elements of bad taste (of course) along the lines of South Park / Family Guy / Reno 9-11 / Daily Show, but in the end a laugh is a laugh is a laugh. The cast includes some big-time heavy-hitters: the shocking Justin Theroux as Our Lord (who will 'get around to' the Apocalypse... eventually) and the hillarious Rob Cordry as a prisoner who seeks true 'love'. ...Only for the well-read, open minded, movie-goer who is repelled by political correctness. Gretchen Mol, Winona Ryder and Jessica Alba never looked better.
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27 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny! August 19, 2007
If you liked "Wet Hot American Summer" you won't be disappointed - it's a movie that's fun to watch and looks like it was fun to make. It's silly and crude and smart .... the introductions by Paul Rudd do slow the film down (as does his own story)... but Winona Ryder returns to glorious comic form. She's fantastic in this and worth the price of admission.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Top 10 Funniest Movie I Ever Seen October 25, 2007
By DMT2014
I have read the other reviews of this movie on here... I COMPLETELY Disagree. This movie was a select release and I caught it in St. Louis. Maybe because other people in the Theater were laughing also, but I laughed HARD through atleast 70 percent of this movie and during one commandment I was in tears I was laughing so hard. I never saw Wet Hot American Summer, but I felt like this was clever and outrageous. 4.25 Stars.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Funny - If It's Your Thing October 31, 2007
By G. Palm
Look, I can understand this isn't everyone's type of humor, but it should be. It's absurdly hilarious. Not all the sketches are equally funny, but they add up to being almost as good as Wet Hot. If you liked Wet Hot, and you should, then you'll like this.
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cinema of the Absurd October 6, 2007
There are many mediocre films in the world. And then there are brilliant ones. Often the brilliant films are ones of which it is said "Either you'll love it or you'll hate it." This is said frequently of trademark filmmakers like Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, and Darren Aronofsky.

I hesitate to include David Wain in the class with the above, because he certainly doesn't subscribe himself to a league of serious artists. But his works (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, The State, and The Ten) do have a trademark to them, a quite brilliant one. I've tried to give serious thought to what it is that makes his films work so well, and finally settled that it is a brilliant mix of the dedicated parody and the absurd non sequitur.

In his work we often see him take a cinematic staple and put it to the situational test. In "The Ten" we are given multiple treatments of a traditional story with a situational twist: a young man's values are put to the test when he becomes a Hollywood superstar; two sons wonder about their true father; lovers fall apart as one of them begins to fall for another. In the hands of filmmakers over time these stories have been given a genre treatment that has led to certain expectations. We expect the sweeping musical score, the intense close up, the slow motion, the emotional dialogue. In the hands of Wain the sequence is the same, but the situational elements are turned on their head.
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20 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WWJD? October 28, 2007
'The Ten', directed and written by David Wain of MTV's 'The State', is an often hilarious, consistently humorous, grow-on-you film. Wain and pretty much everyone who was in 'Wet Hot American Summer' join some heavyweights including the emerging comedic genius, Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Winona Ryder, Famke Janssen, Liev Schreiber, Oliver Platt, and, yes, even Ron Silver.

I heard there is a theory that the movie is funniest the tenth time you watch it. How titularly appropriate.

Buy this movie if for no other reason than to own the hottest Savior Sex ever recorded on film. Or for the hottest puppet sex...
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious November 6, 2007
I was reluctant to go see The Ten because I heard that it was really raunchy. But I was very surprised at how laugh out loud funny it was. The film is a loose interpretation of the ten commandments, but the stories are totally absurd and the relationship between the commandments and these stories is almost non existent. Yes, the Though Shalt Not Steal scenes is about Winona Ryder stealing (a puppet). But the scenes don't teach any moral lessons, they are only an excuse to tell wild and racy stories that are not only funny, but full of Director David Wain's weird imagination and style. I am a big fan of Wain's Stella and The State stuff, and also his first feature, Wet Hot American Summer. I'm also starting to watch his new webisodes on the net. Wain and his cowriter (Ken Marino, who also acts in the film) came up with some classic and dialogs throughout the movie, such as "I did it as a goof" (what the doctor says when he murders his patient) and "That's what makes it rape" during his prison scene with Rob Cordrey. I also liked the fact that Winona Ryder was willing to make fun of her tabloid problems and her kleptomania by being in the "Thou Shalt Not Steal" story. She showed me that she has a good sense of humor about it all. This is not a movie for everyone, but if you're into "out there," absurd humor and are not afraid of being offended, this one's a killer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible satire.
The premise is a comedic take on the ten commandments. I'm all for lampooning rigid ideas, and for the freedom to poke fun, but this just fell flat for me. Read more
Published 12 days ago by dlrife1965
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Absurdist Comedy
If you like MTV's The State, Reno 911, Wanderlust, etc... this movie is hilarious. If you're not into absurd humor, or humor of the awkward, you'll think this is the dumbest movie... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Himayv
1.0 out of 5 stars the ten
Came across this movie, thought hhhmmm Paul Rudd how bad can it be?
WOW! Stupid with a capital S. It's beyond embarrassing humor. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Learning
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and little weird
It's a weird yet funny movie. Very entertaining to watch with my husband. I really like the animation segment most.
Published 2 months ago by Michele Pastrana Groll
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan.
Holy cow, was there a point to this movie? The humor was juvenile and had no discernible target. Avoid this movie.
Published 2 months ago by Jim Griffis
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful Movie
Thought it would be cute, 10 skits about the the 10 commandments. It was just bad. It must have been a "goof"
Published 3 months ago by S. Peacock
1.0 out of 5 stars Insensitive to who Jesus was and paid the price for.
Remarks about Jesus, what if Jesus were still around, maybe he'd be dating. It seemed insensitive to who Jesus was and did for all of us. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jack Summer
1.0 out of 5 stars Ick
Awful, couldn't watch more then twenty minutes, worst movie ever made along side even cowgirls get the blues waste of money to make this awful movies.. Ick
Published 3 months ago by T. L. Hoyt
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the time. Sorry Paul Rudd
Not the best. A bit funny, but not worth the time spend. It too my two days to watch it.
Published 3 months ago by Chi town
1.0 out of 5 stars whoa
just wasn't the type of movie I thought it would be, but I really like Paul Rudd and tha'ts why I just randomly wanted to check it out
Published 3 months ago by Tracey Littell
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