10 Items or LessJanuary 1, 2007
An actor (Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk (Vega), and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.7/10 (8,653 voted)
Critic's Score: 54/100
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Paz Vega, Jonah Hill
A well-known actor, who hasn't accepted a role in four years, is considering a project. The cousin of the director drives him to Archie's Ranch Market, in Carson, and drops him off to do a little research. He's fascinated by one of the checkers, Scarlet, a young woman from Spain with a preternatural ability to ring up items at the cash register. She hates her job, stuck at the 10 items or less lane. The actor chats her up, and when her shift ends, he asks for a ride. In the course of the afternoon, he helps her prepare for a job interview. She needs to have confidence, he needs to commit. Human contact, however brief, can change people.
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Release Date: January 2007
Filming Locations: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $35,929
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Did You Know?
This was the first film in motion picture history that was legally available on the Internet while the film was still in theaters.
In the opening scene in the van, as they are driving , the shifter is in park the entire time.
Sorry, what was your name again?
Are we lost, Packy?
Very human road story
Morgan Freeman and Paz Vega are the mismatched pair who get in the car
and go about doing errands according to the need of one or the other.
Morgan Freeman is superbly human, relating with one and all, while Paz
Vega is the edgy cashier behind the "10 Items or Less" check out line,
intimidating customers and bored out of her mind. Together they
explore, discover, and learn from each other. To do that of course they
must be vulnerable, interested in change, and have a sense of humour,
all of which they both have. I wish this film was realistic, I wish
this type of story happened more often, I wish we didn't have to go to
the movies to realize that we can indeed connect with each other even
if we come from vastly different backgrounds. The film's message is
based in the open heart, and makes us wonder about the possibility of
another world where we meet each other from there – a world where peace
could be a possibility.