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The Ten
DVD disk
12.31.2007 By: Sturdy
The Ten order
Director:
David Wain

Actors:
Paul Rudd
Famke Janssen
Winona Ryder

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Paul Rudd introduces ten stories to the audience that have to deal with each of the Ten Commandments. Each story shows a particular person suffering humorous consequences for breaking their particular commandment.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
After finishing the film, I wasnít really sure what I had just witnessed. Let me try to explain; it was ten separate stories that were loosely linked together. Although the only real evidence of linkage were the stars that appeared in multiple stories. Paul Rudd stood in front of two tablets and introduced each story to us as he himself was involved in one of the stories. Itís not really confusing per say, but it makes for a very weird film.

In fact, it doesnít really make for a film at all. It feels more like a few Saturday Night Live skits jumbled together, except not as funny. It didnít flow together very well and none of the stories or characters were even the least bit interesting. Paul Ruddís character came the closest, but he barely makes up 15 minutes of screen time. Everyone else was just plain annoying.

I also had some serious issues with the amateurish feel of the film considering the ďbigĒ stars that made appearances. It really felt like something youíd watch in a high school drama class. The dialogue was bad, the acting was off cue and the editing was inconsistent. Iím still not sure what the point was, or even if there was one.

In order for a film like this to work, it has to be carefully crafted, with interesting characters and must be weaved together for a big finish. This didnít even try to do that. It just jumbled ten ideas and tried to call it a film. I expect more from most of the actors that appeared in the film, although most of the big names on the cover were in it for less than five minutes.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary with David Wain, Ken Marino, Paul Rudd, a Jazz Band, Nina Wain and Norman Wain (Davidís parents): Well, since these guys were the ones that were completely responsible for the film, it only makes sense that their combined humor would mimic the tone of the film. Therefore, their commentary isnít very fun either. I just think they were trying too hard to be funny. I like Paul Rudd, but not with these guys. This commentary got on my nerves and the inclusion of Daveís parents was distracting.

Wainy Days (3:26): I guess David Wain makes little ďTVĒ shows on his website and this is one of those episodes. I love Elizabeth Banks, and sheís great in this, but it was too short to say whether it was good or not. I just donít think David Wain is a very funny guy.

Interviews (7:30): David Wain, Paul Rudd and Ken Marino sit down in a panel interview with a guy and answer some questions. Itís all basic stuff with the three guys still trying too hard to be funny.

Making of The Ten (5:10): This wasnít a making-of featurette at all, so donít let the title fool you. It was more a collection of a behind the scenes footage. To be honest, I laughed more in this 5 minute reel than I did the entire film.

Additional Scenes (56:53): You usually donít see this many deleted scenes in a film not directed by Kevin Smith. One frustrating note is that you canít watch these all together. Anyway, most of the scenes are average, but ďPec JuiceĒ was great. Paul Rudd really is a funny guy and they should have given him more lines like this in the movie.

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FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I donít think this film will appeal to very many people. It was a jumbled mess that had very few laughs or redeeming qualities. I knew what they were trying to do, it just didnít work.
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