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Director: David Wain
Starring: Adam Brody, Famke Janssen, Jessica Alba, Gretchen Mol, Oliver Platt, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Ken Marino
Co-writer and director, David Wain gave us this TV quality comedy feature that is composed of ten different stories that are like un-rated SNL skits, with slightly better production values. The writing is imaginative and a lot of familiar faces put in appearances. The humor is uneven, nd will really depend on your taste.
Paul Rudd is filmmaker, Jeff Reigart, who is putting together a documentary looking at the Ten Commandments, with his bitchy wife, Gretchen (Famke Janssen) hounding him at every turn. Each of the commandments has a little ten minute skit, and they often relate to one another in some way. There is original and funny stuff in here, much of which gets pretty dirty.
The Ten will be enjoyed by SNL fans, who wonder what might be put on without censors. I enjoyed some of it, but still felt like I was watching TV. There are a lot of familiar faces putting in some strong performances and some of the stuff is funny, but is just not consistently strong enough for me to really enjoy it.