10 Items or Less

{4.5/5} “You know what I like to do sometimes when I’m feeling stale, you know, and I need to come at the work fresh? British. I do everything with a British accent.”

An actor who hasn’t been getting many roles lately is considering accepting a role in an independent movie. He would be playing a grocery store manager, so he visits a grocery store to do research. While there he meets Scarlet, a smart and funny young woman working as a clerk. When it’s time to leave, the actor doesn’t have a way of getting home so Scarlet gives him a ride — but she has things to do first. Scarlet has an interview for a secretarial position, so the actor attempts to help her out.

10 Items or Less was released in 2006.

It’s about two people from different walks of life forming a connection, in the vein of Lost in Translation. It’s a nice little movie that takes place all in one day.

Unlike Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (the movie I watched yesterday) I didn’t see this one as a romance. It’s a comedy with a bit of seriousness.

Morgan Freeman as the actor is hilarious — he talks to everyone, because he’s a “connector” as he puts it. He looks at everything as if it were in a movie. He’s also very observant.

Keep watching during the credits.

Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy) plays the actor and Paz Vega (Spanglish) plays Scarlet. Jim Parsons (the TV show The Big Bang Theory), Jonah Hill (How to Train Your Dragon), and Kumar Pallana (The Terminal) have small roles.

The movie was directed by Brad Silberling (City of Angels).

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