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This film is series of sketches that touch on the Ten Commandments in the modern world. Some are literal like the neighbors who try to one-up each other by cornering the market on cat scan machines or the guy who skips church to prance around naked with his guy pals while listening to Roberta Flack. Others are perfunctory like the woman who confuses Arnold Schwarzenegger with Arsenio Hall or the woman who leaves her marriage bed to do the nasty with a ventriloquist's dummy. Not for all tastes for sure but director-writer David Wain has an eye and ear for the profound and profane. A cosmic goof of a film but what a sublime one.
I ran across this movie on video on demand. My roomate and I laughed so hard we were crying. Our favorite is "thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife," but they are all hysterical.
Disclaimer: If you are a religious fanatic, a homophobe, or a "sheep", you will not enjoy this movie. That is to say that if you like mainstream comedy, you will HATE this movie. If you like sick, twisted, but brilliant comedy, it will be right up your alley!
The trailer for this movie looked VERY promising. IMO the movie itself is quite boring. I didn't bother finishing it. I might have a go at the second half, or I might just take it to the Charity Shop. If you enjoyed "Ted" then you just might enjoy this.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2016
I'm a Paul Rudd fan and could watch Jessica Alba all day.....however the film is pretty pants and the links between some of the short stories and the commandment they are supposed to represent are tenuous to say the least. No laugh out loud moments
2.0 out of 5 starsA few funny moments, but generally no worth the effort
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 5, 2010
Paul Rudd is always good value and there are some funny moments, but overall it tries to be too clever for its own good and most of the jokes fall flat (imagine the jokes your seemingly cool yet actually unfunny uncle cracks). ALso, if you're a Jessica Alba fan expecting lots of her then you're going to be disappointed. It's not the worst comedy ever, but there are much better ones out there to watch first.
considering the talent available in this film, whilst funny and preposterous, it's not quite as good as it should be. Bought upon my quest to have every Winona film on dvd, this is worth a watch but don't make it your saturday night film.