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An aging Hollywood icon whose fear of failure has caused his once-luminous star to smoulder strikes up an unlikely friendship with an acid-tongued checkout clerk while researching his latest role in City of Angels and Moonlight Mile director Brad Silberling's intimate drama. Crippled by his own all-consuming fears, the man who was once Hollywood's hottest icon (Morgan Freeman) is forced to consider a role in a low-budget independent after a series of more lucrative prospects wither away on the vine. When his driver abandons him during a trip to Carson to research his upcoming role, the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So often the bearer of gravitas and dignity, Freeman shows up with a smirk on his face and a song in his heart"
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Freeman and Paz winningly play off each other."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Silberling has shot what feels like the first home movie to get a national release; it's too cute to criticize for anything other than its fluff."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"This is a dazzling piece of character study, set to a breezy, charming tone."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"This slight piece of work, written and directed by Brad ilberling, has some amusing moments and thanks to the great chemistry between Freeman and Vega is perhaps more enjoyable than it should be."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"This is a sharp little slice of whimsy with Freeman giving a funny, very laid-back and sometimes touching performance."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The bare-boned simplicity of 10 Items or Less is more a strength than a liability."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"While Freeman and Vega are mildly entertaining, the story is too safe and precious to elicit anything more than a passing sense of amusement."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"filled with tiny moments that are instantly amusing, then immediately forgotten when the movie's over."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"...worth discovering, and it can be discovered by each person who watches it, no matter how many reviews are read, no matter how many friends see it and recommend it. It's just that kind of movie."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"[Morgan] Freeman is clearly enjoying himself, but his charisma and heavyweight presence can't quite redeem this featherweight concoction."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"[Brad Silberling is] Frank Capra without the edge."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A Hollywood hotshot played by Morgan Freeman, befriends a supermarket cashier just so he can get familiar enough with acting like somebody poor, to get into character for his next movie, and the effort fails miserably."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"It's ultra low-key as only indie films can be, but there's enough charm and warmth to fill the spaces left by the 'missing' action."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"...Rachman's film makes the case that under the right circumstances anger and outrage and defiance are an art form unto themselves."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
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