A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
Quirky inter-related stories. Standing by two tablets, Jeff promises to introduce ten short stories, each about one of the commandments. A man survives a fall from a plane and his fiancée marries someone else before falling in love with a marionette; a surgeon causes the death of a patient and in prison tries to choose his mate; a woman encounters Jesus in Mexico and later confronts her husband on the Sabbath; twins and their mother reflect on fatherhood; covetous neighbors miss a chance to be heroes; and, between each story, Jeff's love triangle with Gretchen and Liz plays out. In the end, all the characters join in singing that it's all about love.Written by
This movie was created by some of the members from the sketch comedy show called MTV's The State (1993). Most of the cast is featured in the movie as cameos. See more »
Dr. Glenn Ritchie (Ken Marino) left a pair of scissors inside one of his patients. See more »
I'm sorry, I had to go, okay?
Because I have to introduce the ten stories. I told this this before, we'll talk about this when I get home, alright? I'm late enough as it is.
"The Ten Commandments" ten stories, alright? You knew about this when you married me, this is what I do.
Hello? Hello? Unbelievable.
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This is the first film I have chosen to comment on so forgive me if my review is not on par with some of the more knowledgeable film buffs out there! I feel I should also point out that I have no prior knowledge of the director or any of his previous works.
Therefore, reviewing this as a stand-alone movie, I would have to say that it was somewhat below average. While there were some scenes that I did laugh at and in my opinion the acting was great (though it has to be said that the actors were playing rather shallow characters) all in all it was a rather disappointing film. As many people have said, the plots were VERY loosely tied to the Ten Commandments (in some cases I found it hard to find the link at all) and I actually felt embarrassed for the actors during some of the more cringe worthy scenes. It just felt to me as if they were trying too hard. In some cases the dialogue was highly commendable but in others it was just lacked subtlety. Don't get me wrong - I love humour that is intended to shock and appal but as I said earlier - this film just felt like it was trying too hard to do so and thus, for me, lacked integrity.
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