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The Chosen One (2011)





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Hard-drinking car salesman Paul Zadzik (Rob Schneider) finds his miserable life starting to look up when a group of holy men appear on his doorstep and proclaim him to be a revered spiritual leader known as The Chosen One. Meanwhile, as Paul's cynical mother and Buddhist monk brother (Steve Buscemi) take great delight in singling out his many shortcomings, the man who always failed at everything - including marriage - discovers that all it takes to turn your life around is a little self-confidence, and the support of someone who really cares.

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Samantha Smith
as Christine
Jack McGee
as Produce Manager
Kent Shocknek
as Newscaster
Michael Yama
as Mr. Nakamuri
Pamela Guest
as Bird Lady
Buddy Lewis
as NY Doorman
Ian Fisher (II)
as NY Cabbie
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Critic Reviews for The Chosen One

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Pulls every last one of its punches, and I wouldn't recommend a viewing to anyone beyond Schneider's core fanbase. Nevertheless, there are unusual elements to the film that prevent a complete dismissal.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Chosen One


You expect really funny from Rob Scneider, but instead you get this. It envolves someone who is suicidal being chosen as a spirtual leader, who has absolutely no idea what they are doing or talking about and pretty much talks out of their butt the entire time. It does have some parts that are funny, but I would recommend picking something else entirely before you settle on this one.

Sarah Helwig
Sarah Helwig

Very light film with slow pacing. Much different than the usual character Schneider portrays. It's not bad, there just isn't any substance. Feels a little lost, it's not funny enough to be much of a comedy or enough character depth/introspection to be dramatic.

John Wagner
John Wagner

It seems like people who didn't like the Chosen One were fans of Schneider's usual, low-brow comedies. As a comedy, this movie certainly fails. But it's impossible to watch without realizing it doesn't even try to be a comedy. Honestly, I was surprised to enjoy this psuedo-spiritual dramedy.

Alex Carawan
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