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-
Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Morgan Freeman, Paz Vega, Bobby Cannavale; Director: Brad Silberling; Author: Brad Silberling; Release Date Limited: 12/01/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 82; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: First Look, THINKFilm
Posted April 20 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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