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10 Items or Less (2006)

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.

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Hector Running-Hawk ...
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Storyline

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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes in Life You Have to Change Lanes. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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8 February 2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

10 stvari ili manje  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$35,929 (USA) (3 December 2006)

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$81,416 (USA) (17 December 2006)
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Morgan Freeman's character is referred to as having starred in a film with Ashley Judd. Freeman starred with Judd in Kiss the Girls (1997) and High Crimes (2002). See more »

Goofs

When they are sitting on the car hood eating their roast beef sandwiches and the camera moves back and forth between Him and Scarlet, you can see that Him's arm in on his lap one moment (when looking from behind Him) and then he is leaning on the car the next (when looking from behind Scarlet). This goes on during most of the scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Him: Sorry, what was your name again?
Packy: Packy.
Him: Packy?
Packy: Yeah.
Him: Are we lost, Packy?
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"and no gremlins were harmed." See more »

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References El Chavo del Ocho (1972) See more »

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Las Isabeles
Written by Luis Pérez Meza
Performed by Mariachi Sol de Mexico
Courtesy of EMI Televisa Music
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
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A story to make you smile beginning to end, one of a kind
13 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A great, funny, sweet movie with Morgan Freeman (who plays himself) and who meets a Spanish girl named Scarlet (Paz Vega) at a small store whilst researching a potential independent film. I was a bit dubious about the film for the first ten minutes but as soon as he was in the store I really started to enjoy the film. It shows how a positive attitude can change anything. It does not contain any complex plots and it is easy to follow but will lift the saddest of moods and make you smile all the way through without the need for petty cliché romance. It includes several scenes all the way through which make you clutch your sides with laughter. A very rare masterpiece!


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