Watch The Chosen One
- 1 hr 40 min
The Chosen One is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Rob Schneider and written by Tom Brady and Schneider. The film stars Schneider himself alongside Steve Buscemi and Holland Taylor in the lead roles. The story revolves around Harold (Rob Schneider), a nebbishy middle-aged man who works as an accounting clerk for a Mexican conglomerate. Harold is engaged to his boss's daughter and his life is all set to be a mundane white-collar existence until he finds out he's the chosen one of an ancient Mexican prophecy that states a chosen one will come to Mexico and save the country from all of its problems.
Harold is extremely skeptical of this prophecy and doesn't believe in his role until circumstances force him to journey to Mexico to save the country from various problems such as crime, corruption, and poverty. Along the way, Harold meets a cast of colorful characters including the cynical locals, a band of bandits, and even a retired American assassin who becomes his unlikely ally in his quest.
The plot is full of slapstick humor as well as cultural commentary on the differences between the United States and Mexico. The Chosen One humorously examines the way Americans see themselves and the way other nations view America. It also explores the themes of self-discovery, identity, and the meaning of life in a fun and lighthearted way.
Rob Schneider is in his element in this movie, performing his signature brand of schtick, making faces, and cracking jokes. Steve Buscemi, as always, delivers a great performance as the American assassin who befriends Harold. Holland Taylor plays Harold's boss and future mother-in-law with great comedic timing.
The film is shot on location in Mexico, giving it an authentic look and feel. The beautiful landscapes and colorful architecture add an extra layer of authenticity to the film.
The Chosen One is not just a silly comedy, but it also has a deeper message. Through Harold's journey, we see how he discovers his true identity and learns to believe in himself. The film also explores the idea that sometimes it takes an outsider to come in and solve problems because locals have become too jaded or resigned to defeat.
Overall, The Chosen One is a fun, light-hearted movie that provides laughs and an enjoyable story. It's the perfect movie to watch when you want to take a break from life and have a good laugh.