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  The Ten

Starring: Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Rob Corddry, Paul Rudd

Directed by: David Wain

Produced by: Jonathan Stern, Morris S. Levy, Ken Marino, Paul Rudd, David Wain

Written by: David Wain, Ken Marino

Distributor: ThinkFilm

     The Ten’s best quality is also its greatest weakness: it sees nothing wrong with indulging in utterly random comedy. The film’s narrator (Paul Rudd), who is simultaneously engaged in a nasty break-up with his wife as he narrates, shows the viewer to ten different sketches, each of which represents one of The Ten Commandments. These are all intended to be humorous, but because of their entirely aimless nature, the segments are as about hit-and-miss as those on a recent episode of “Saturday Night Live”. They range from being downright priceless (a certain bit involving an Arnold Schwarzenegger-impersonator is absolutely hysterical) to amusing (I chuckled during a segment in which men ditch their wives and children at Church to spend Sunday hanging out naked together) to hideously stupid (I’m thinking of a sketch that involves gays and prison, enough said). The end result of The Ten is an entirely inconclusive experience; the film’s comedy is mildly amusing when watched, but doesn’t leave any kind of a lasting impression.


-Danny Baldwin, Bucket Reviews

Review Published on: 8.25.2008

Screened on: 8.27.2008 at the Landmark Hillcrest in San Diego, CA.


The Ten is rated R and runs 95 minutes.

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