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The Ten

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • With its gleeful hash of the sacred and the profane, THE TEN is a hilarious comedy that takes liberties with the Bible's Ten Commandments. After the cult success of WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER and THE STATE, David Wain and Ken Marino reteam with a few familiar faces--as well as some new additions--to poke fun at the Old Testament tenets with 10 stories. Jeff Reigert (Paul Rudd, KNOCKED UP) introduces these 10 chapters, as he also confronts his own issues with adultery. He has the difficult task of choosing between his wife played by Famke Janssen (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) and his mistress played by Jessica Alba (FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER). Meanwhile, each of the stories tackles the Bible's rules from Thou shalt not have no other gods before me to Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, with equal parts wit and weirdness.

    From the buttoned-up librarian (Gretchen Mol, THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE) who falls for a Mexican carpenter named Jesus to a doctor (Marino, DIGGERS) who sees his murder of a patient as a joke, these aren't the Sunday school takes on the Biblical rules. Instead, Wain, Marino, and their star-studded cast treat the normally serious topics such as murder and adultery with their irreverent and politically incorrect brand of humor. .Just like WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER and the short-lived series STELLA, THE TEN is full of random laughs sure to please fans of the writers' previous fare.
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  • Credits
    Famke Janssen, Famke Janssn, Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol, Rob Corddry, Liev Schreiber, Oliver Platt, Justin Theroux, Ken Marino, Bobby Cannavale, Kerri Kenney-Silver, A.D. Miles, Ron Silver, Mather Zickel, Zak Orth
  • Critic Reviews
    "More drawn to the profane than to the sacred, Mr. Wain and his co-writer, Ken Marino, achieve periodic comic transcendence..."
    New York Times

    "Wain uses the Commandments to create a variety-pack satire of adult mores and manners. It's like early Woody Allen crossed with late Bunuel." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

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