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The Brass Teapot (2012)

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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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Ramaa Mosley

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Tim Macy (screenplay), Ramaa Mosley (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juno Temple ... Alice
Michael Angarano ... John
Alexis Bledel ... Payton
Billy Magnussen ... Arnie
Alia Shawkat ... Louise
Bobby Moynihan ... Chuck
Steve Park ... Dr. Ling (as Stephen Park)
Ben Rappaport ... Ricky
Lucy Walters ... Mary
Jack McBrayer ... Joe
Debra Monk ... Trudy
Michael Delaney Michael Delaney ... Mr. Tutor
Tara Copeland ... Mrs. Tutor
Thomas Middleditch ... Gilad
Bob McClure Bob McClure ... Yoel (as Robert Michael McClure)
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Storyline

Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about a 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 teapot's power, 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor por conveniencia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,468, 7 April 2013

Gross USA:

$6,643
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The green 1974 Pinto was purchased from actor Justin James Lang. See more »

Goofs

During the continuation of the "psychological warfare" sequence in the kitchen, the reflective edge of the table reveals the feet of the crew. See more »

Quotes

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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References Cops (1989) See more »

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Die Die Die
Written and Performed by The Avett Brothers
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my two cents..
20 March 2015 | by witster18See all my reviews

read a review on here about this 'losing steam'...?!?!

too bad that reviewer quit paying attention, because the thing that made this stand out to me, was the fact that it kept getting better, that it kept 'pushing the envelope' with the story.

"The Brass Teapot" is a low-budget comedy from 2012 that I neither noticed nor watched until last week when I was fiddling through Netflix to find something to pass the time.

The film, while not rocket-science nor packed with amazing performances or drama, actually backed-into my top 25 for 2012. Sitting at #18 one spot above "Jack Reacher" and one spot below that years blockbuster comedy "21 Jump Street".

It really does gain steam though... that's why I brought-up that other review.. because for me it's the opening credits which seem pretty hokey, and the films' opening 20-25 minutes(in which nothing significant happens) that is my biggest gripe with the film.

The moral of the story, and the extreme/building to a crescendo nature of the plot, really come together nicely at the end of the film. A really basic idea is done a great service by the writer, the director, and the cast.

This reminds me a bit of last years' "Cheap Thrills", and is similarly good given it also had little to work with.. This is actually a touch better because it builds and builds, and the moral hits home a bit truer here.

FANTASTIC date movie. Everything you'd look for. Light-hearted, but not too-light-hearted, well-written, entertaining, funny...

Smart, under-rated, worth seeking out as a nice sleeper date- nt/spouses-nt-in treat.

72/100

You might like this if you liked:Seeking A Friend For the End of the World(about even), Mr. Destiny(close, maybe a touch better), Mystery Date(even), Honeymoon in Vegas(not as good), and Let it Ride(a little better). All fine company though.

Solid recommendation. Instantly gets added to my "B-Movie-Marathon" lists.. and while I watch about 3-4 films a week, it seems like months between deserved additions to those lists.


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