The Brass Teapot (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller  |  15 April 2013 (USA)
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When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.



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When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.

Director: Ramaa Mosley
Stars: Traci Dinwiddie, Ben Weber, Lilyan Chauvin


Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Park ...
Dr. Ling (as Stephen Park)
Michael Delaney ...
Mr. Tutor
Tara Copeland ...
Mrs. Tutor
Bob McClure ...
Yoel (as Robert Michael McClure)


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 Anonymous

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No Pain. No Gain.

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Rated R for violence, some sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor por conveniencia  »

Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,468 (USA) (5 April 2013)


$6,643 (USA) (12 April 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ramaa Mosley first learned about Tim Macy after typing "best Short Story" on google. The two later met online and decided to make the short story that was to be "The Brass Teapot" into a comic book before adapting it to film. See more »


When John and Alice are in the library, Alice rips a page out of the "Magical Objects and Potions" book while John is distracted. He then begins to read about some dangers of the teapot on the lower right edge of the right-side page. Turning the page he cannot keep reading because the next page had been removed. In reality, the continuation would have been on the upper-left back side of the page he turned, which was clearly full of text. See more »


Alice: Why would I want an organism growing exponentially inside of my body and then ripping its way out of my tight, sweet, fresh, young, undamaged v-a-g-i-n-a?
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Version of The Brass Teapot (2007) See more »


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A lighthearted approach to a rich premise..and its funny.
16 April 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I really liked Ramaa Mosley's debut. It's funny and manages to take on a deep premise with a lighthearted comedic approach. Sprinkled with slap-stick comedy and humorous dialogue that borders on the "did she really just say that?" The comedy ensemble includes Bobby Moynihan from SNL, Alia Shawkat from Arrested Development fame and Jack Mcbrayer from 30Rock. Why not? Normally, I wouldn't notice this type film but the cast really drew me in and the comedy kept me in my seat. I saw it twice. Both Juno Temple and Michael Angarano are constantly growing as actors and The Brass Teapot is a great example of their ever-improving talents.

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