Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna, a stripper she adopts as her live-in nanny.
Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about mid-twenty year old couple who, in these difficult economic times, finds a mysterious, magical brass teapot which makes them money but at a surprising price. After realizing the teapots powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream. Written by
Lots of fun for everyone (in the big brass teapot)
'The Brass Teapot' is basically a fable, retold for the modern audience with the addition of call-centres and camera phones. A young married couple, currently struggling in these financially-difficult times, think their luck has finally changed when they come into the possession of a brass teapot one which very kindly spews money whenever one of them hurt themselves.
Now, at first the odd pinch here and there gives them enough money to pay their rent, but, before long, the temptation to score 'big bucks' out of the teapot becomes too tempting and they need to up their 'physically enduring' game.
The story is nothing new. It's one where we can see how greed can corrupt the virtuous and that love should be treasured over materialistic wealth. However, just because it's a tale as old as time, doesn't mean it's not very enjoyable.
For a start, the young couple are just so likable. They are genuinely nice people who do love each other and are finding it hard to make ends meet, financially. And that's probably something most of us can relate to in this day and age. When they do get the teapot and start exploiting its powers, they do it in a way that most of us probably would and nothing ever really seems too far-fetched (assuming you can suspend your disbelief enough to believe in magic teapots).
The story does change in 'feel' a bit as it goes on. The beginning has people falling off bicycles and awkward situations that give it an 'American Pie' kind of feel. However, as the film goes on, you start seeing the darker side to the magic and it ends up coming across like a Japanese horror film about possession and betrayal.
If you can take the genre switch and are happy to watch a story that you will probably work the ending out without much trouble, you'll probably enjoy retreading a well-worn path as it's just such good fun.
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