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10 Items or Less

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Ten Items or Less

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
82 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/01/06
performer:
Morgan Freeman, Paz Vega, Bobby Cannavale
director:
Brad Silberling
distributor:
First Look, THINKFilm
author:
Brad Silberling
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Mismatched pals — an earnest, washed-up acting legend (Morgan Freeman) and a sassy Spanish express-lane checkout girl (Spanglish‘s Paz Vega) — spend a day together: She exposes him to discount shopping; he dispenses tips for her job ”audition.” Ten Items or Less tries too hard to be profound (Freeman: ”This is our pact: We live. We work. We’re just getting started”), but Freeman and Vega display genuine chemistry in. EXTRAS In a Q&A, writer-director Brad Silberling jokes of his tiny indie: ”Instead of Strangers on a Train,” he says, ”it’s Strangers at Arby’s and Target.” B-