Reviewed byhelpless_dancerVote: 8/10/10
Fine film about a man who lost his wife, and as a result begins to questionthe motives of God. He has all these emotional problems while his arrogantbrother-in-law is doing fine while totally ignoring any religiouscommitments; which the brother-in-law makes his relative very aware of.However, in the end things do not remain the same for arrogant in-law. Norfor the man who lost his wife. This film may bother some Christians atfirst, but in the end I think this film will be accepted as giving apositive message about theology. The ending was surprising andgratifying.
Reviewed byClaudio CarvalhoVote: 7/10/10
Seth Warner (Aidan Quinn) is a deranged and very confused man, since he lostalmost simultaneously his pregnant wife in the sea, his house in a hurricaneand his job. He believes God has a plan for him, and he decides to challengeGod, breaking the ten commandments, to press Him to show his destiny. Aftera breakdown, when Seth tried to commit suicide, his sister-in-law and lawyerRachel Luce (the gorgeous Courtney Cox) invites him to spend some days inher apartment to rest and recover his health. This invitation is made underthe protest of her husband, the journalist and scum Harry Luce (AnthonyLaPaglia). Many strange events happen along Seth's attempting of pressingGod to show the fate He has planned for him. First of all, this is one ofthe weirdest movie I have ever seen. The story is unpredictable and we neverknow what is going to happen next. In the middle of the plot, the movieloses the rhythm a little bit, but its conclusion is very reasonable. Thismovie plays with religion, using a very black humor. But maybe its greatestpoint is the outstanding cast. In my opinion, Aidan Quinn, Anthony LaPagliaand Courtney Cox are excellent actors and actress, unfortunately underratedin the cinema industry. I have seen many good movies with them, but they arenot promoted as other less talented actors and actresses. Courtney Cox isalso a very beautiful woman, and it is a great pleasure for my eyes to seeher good performance on the screen. This film is not indicated for allaudiences, since it plays with religion. Some persons may feel offended withthe jokes. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): `Quebrando os 10 Mandamentos' (`Breaking the TenCommandments)
Reviewed bydawizVote: 10/10/10
This movie generates serveral undertones and brings several questions tosurface. Main plot of defying God's commandments being carried out in ageneral way still shows that he is a forgiving God in the way he allows himto get a fresh start again.
Seth Warner has reached the end of his rope. Ever since his wife died two years earlier, his world has been in turmoil. He is despondent, his career has fallen apart, even his house has been destroyed. There seems to be nothing left for him to live for. Confused and angry after two years of suffering, he finally directs his wrath at God from the rooftop of his apartment building in New York City. In the midst of a wild thunderstorm he demands to know why he has been betrayed by the god he has believed in and honored his whole life. God's answer is to strike down Seth's dog in a bolt of lightning. Pushed beyond his limits, Seth decides to respond to his years of torment by breaking each of the biblical Ten Commandments. While staying with his sister-in-law, Rachel, much to the chagrin of her shifty reporter husband, Harry, he systematically sets out to break each commandment one by one. A natural at breaking commandments, Harry is drawn to Seth's mission in the hopes of using it to ...