A cross between Dekalog and The Meaning of Life without the poignant curiosity of the former or the anarchic fury of the latter, The Ten is a star-studded, half-baked, take-it-or-leave-it goof on the Ten Commandments, in the parlance of co-writer Ken Marinos surgeon, whos keen on leaving instruments inside his patients bodies because it makes him giggle. Its divided into skits pasted together by Paul Rudd-delivered monologues interrupted by his wife (Famke Janssen) and his lover (Jessica Alba), and it features recurring characters (played by the likes of Winona Ryder, co-writer Marino, Rob Corddry, Liev Schreiber and others) who glide in and out of sketches like partygoers in search of someone more interesting to talk to. It was made by David Wain and Marino -- the men who brung you Wet Hot American Summer, a film whose sole ambition was to remake Meatballs -- so it aint all that interested in theological discussions. It just wants to elicit a few giggles as it travels down a darkly comic trail in need of a burning bush -- unless you count the prison sequence full of man rape references.
David WainJessica Alba, Adam Brody, Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Winona Ryder, Bobby Cannavale, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, Rob Corddry, Kerri KenneyKen Marino, David WainMichael AlmogThinkFilm