Filmsite Movie Review
10 (1979)
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Background

10 (1979) is known for its numerical rating system for beautiful women. It described itself as "a temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count."

The Story

Middle-aged composer/songwriter George (Dudley Moore) suffers a mid-life crisis, feeling that sex has passed him by. After having seen the woman of his dreams, Jenny (Bo Derek), he tells his therapist: "She was the most beautiful girl I have ever seen." "On a scale from 1 to 10?" "Eleven." "You said there was no such thing as a 10."

He becomes hopelessly obsessed with the betrothed woman and secretly follows her to Mexico. In a memorable sequence, accident-prone George spies on sexy, corn-row haired, gorgeous Jenny on the beach, burning his feet on the hot sand. Saving her fianceé's life, he meets her privately.

She attempts to seduce him to the sounds of Ravel's "Bolero" in the background. She asks: "Did you ever do it to Ravel's Bolero?"