Dave White
The Ten Review

Dave's Rating:


… completely, sinfully unfunny.

Who's in It: Jessica Alba, Adam Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, Rob Corddry, Kerri Kenney, Winona Ryder, Liev Schreiber, Oliver Platt, Ken Marino, Justin Theroux

The Basics: Rudd introduces 10 little stories based on each of the Ten Commandments. Most of them involve someone from The Daily Show or Reno: 911! showing up to try and save it from being completely, sinfully unfunny. In the end, about three of them are worth sitting through. Movie nerds can call it a cruddy version of The Decalogue.

What's the Deal? I wanted to like this because I almost liked Wet Hot American Summer, which is from the same people, and just about every person in it is really funny except for Alba — who makes up for it with her absolute cuteness and because she was in Honey. But the bits all have one idea (two covetous neighbors try to out-buy each other, but all they buy is CAT-scan machines) and then that one idea goes on for about nine more very long minutes.

Here's What Happens in One of the Good Ones: Ryder, obviously cast in the one about — can you guess? Huh? Can you? — stealing, then running off with a ventriloquist's dummy because she falls in love with it. And then she makes out with it. And then she does it with it. Dirty!

Here's What Happens in One of the Other Good Ones: Corddry and Marino fall in rape-love in prison. I mean, yes, all the jokes are about prisoners raping each other. I guess if that offends you, then you won't think it's funny. But then, if that offends you, then you probably shouldn't be going to see a movie parody of the Ten Commandments in the first place, should you?

Better Movie to See Instead: Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask.


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