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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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Tatia Rosenthal

Writers:

Etgar Keret (screenplay), Etgar Keret (short stories) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geoffrey Rush ... Angel (voice)
Anthony LaPaglia ... Jim Peck (voice)
Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson ... Dave Peck (voice)
Barry Otto ... Albert (voice)
Joel Edgerton ... Ron (voice)
Claudia Karvan ... Michelle (voice)
Ben Mendelsohn ... Lenny Peck (voice)
Leeanna Walsman ... Tanita (voice)
Jamie Katsamatsas Jamie Katsamatsas ... Zack (voice)
Brian Meegan ... Clement (voice)
Roy Billing ... Marcus Portman / Policeman #1 (voice)
David Field ... Sammy (voice)
Leon Ford ... Stanton (voice)
Tom Budge ... Bisley (voice)
Henry Nixon ... Drazen / Beanbag / Radio Announcer (voice)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Israel | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

$ 9.99 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$478, 14 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,107, 17 January 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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You can see a record in this film called "The Dark Side of the Room" by the band Pink Wall. This is a play on words of Pink Floyd, The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon See more »


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Bossa Twangin
Composed by Eric Cunningham and Chris Lang
Courtesy of Atmosphere Music Limited
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been done before - But note, you could also do a lot worse
14 July 2009 | by djhuckelSee 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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