No Need to Keep This Blasphemous Ten
- Friday, January 18, 2008
It’s not funny to watch one male prisoner raping another, much less talking about it as if it’s a love affair. Neither am I amused by neighborhood husbands and fathers cavorting in the nude, singing about why they believe it’s appropriate to “celebrate the Sabbath” by having sex with one another. It’s also not funny to watch a woman passionately kissing and having sex with a wooden dummy. Again, just a sampling of the scenarios we’re subjected to.
Even if you can get past all the blasphemy and disturbing sexual themes that form the bedrock of these skits, there’s simply nothing here. It doesn’t go anywhere at all, from a narrative standpoint, and it doesn’t convey any message—save that anyone who believes in the Ten Commandments is an idiot.
I honestly have no idea what director David Wain (who also directed Wet, Hot, American Summer) was thinking. If there is anything redemptive at all about this film, it’s the fact that it only lasts 95 minutes. And, that I had to drive to five video stores before finding it.
- Alternate-Take and Deleted-Scene Vignettes
- Audio Commentary with David Wain, Ken Marino and Paul Rudd
- Special interview with David Wain, Ken Marino and Paul Rudd
- ‘Exclusive Episode’ of “Wainy Days”
- “The Making of the Ten” featurette
- Ringtones and Wallpaper
- Other unrated features
- Drugs/Alcohol: Moderate
- Language/Profanity: Strong, including dozens of f-words and crude, disturbing references.
- Sexual Content/Nudity: Very strong, very crude and extremely disturbing.
- Violence: Moderate but disturbing, due to circumstances that are both bizarre and cruel—such as fathers repeatedly slapping their sons and a man who falls out of an airplane and must live the rest of his life partially embedded in the ground, while staring at his twisted, useless leg.
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