(…)â€œThe Tenâ€ is a bizarre tale of tales narrated by Paul Rudd, who also served as a co-producer. This film includes all Ten Commandments, with overlapping characters and stories.
For example, Adam Brody breaks the first commandment, â€œThou shalt have no other gods before me,â€ by becoming an idolized God-like figure and causes his wife, Kelly (Winona Ryder), to leave him.
Later in the film Kelly appears again. After separating from Brody, she then becomes infatuated over a ventriloquistâ€™s wooden puppet, and steals it for her own love fest.
Though Ryder made headlines in December 2001 when she was caught on tape for allegedly stealing from a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, the fact that she was asked to play out the commandment of â€œThou shalt not stealâ€ was a complete coincidence, Wain explained.
â€œIt didnâ€™t occur to me until I spoke to her on the phone and I said, â€˜Your commandment is, â€œThou shalt not steal,â€™â€ and she said, â€˜Great,â€™â€ he said. â€œIt was a great part for her. And she turned out to be just an amazing actress and completely committed to our silly material and raised it five levels.â€
And thatâ€™s exactly what this film is â€” silly.