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$9.99 (2008)

R  |   |  Animation, Drama  |  17 September 2009 (Australia)
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A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angel (voice)
Jim Peck (voice)
Samuel Johnson ...
Dave Peck (voice)
Albert (voice)
Ron (voice)
Michelle (voice)
Lenny Peck (voice)
Leeanna Walsman ...
Tanita (voice)
Jamie Katsamatsas ...
Zack (voice)
Brian Meegan ...
Clement (voice)
Marcus Portman / Policeman #1 (voice)
Sammy (voice)
Stanton (voice)
Bisley (voice)
Drazen / Beanbag / Radio Announcer (voice)


A stop-motion animated story about people living in a Sydney apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives.

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Animation | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »





Release Date:

17 September 2009 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

$ 9.99  »

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Opening Weekend:

$478 (USA) (12 December 2008)


$52,107 (USA) (15 January 2010)

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been done before - But note, you could also do a lot worse
14 July 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Recently I was invited to a mystery movie – it was called '$9.99' (nine, ninety nine). But obviously I didn't know what it was 'til it was about to start... if I knew before.. I wouldn't have gone – I'd seen an ad a few weeks back and… it hadn't grabbed me.

Here's a review I wrote.

'$9.99' is an Australian stop motion clay stop animation movie... It has voicing the characters - a veritable who's who of Aussie cinema – Geoffery Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, David Fields, Barry Otto, Claudia Karvan (soon to be seen in Daybreakers), Ben Mendelson - maybe it's all those who didn't get in to work in the other recent stop motion clay motion movie 'Mary & Max'.

It's nowhere as good as 'Mary & Max' (Directed by Adam Elliot. With Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana & Barry Humphries).

'$9.99' is very twee and feels like its been done before so many times

  • said in a sarcastic tone- ...'a movie about the depressing facts &

fragility of life but wait.. it has resolve & gives us hope! Oh joy... ' This review is no comment on the artwork which was clever and impressive... how its done with the camera and move, shoot again etc... merely the story.

As said earlier, I'd seen the ad for it before at the Dendy cinema and I had thought 'oh no…' I just felt like it had nothing really new to offer.

Catch it on DVD or if you want to go to the movies and nothing else is on, or u want a small lift. But note, you could also do a lot worse than this.

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