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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.

Director:

Ramaa Mosley

Writers:

Tim Macy (screenplay), Ramaa Mosley (story) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,643, 14 April 2013
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The video game John plays is Saints Row 3. See more »

Goofs

When John and Alice are in the library, Alice rips a page out of the "Magical Objects and Potions" book. When John first notices, there are certain pages to the left and right of the torn out one. In the next shot with John, they are totally different pages with the torn page still in the middle. See more »

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Brandi: Oh, my God! Wizards!
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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Amberlamps
Written and Performed by The Amoeba People
Courtesy of M51 Records
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A gift from the gods?
8 November 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

A bizarre, unique comedy about a down-on-their-luck couple who discover a stolen brass teapot has magical powers: whenever one of them is hurt, the teapot gives them cash. So they go on a campaign of self-inflicted injury to get rich. But eventually they must decide how far they're willing to take things.

This is definitely a different movie. Michael Angarano is likable and Juno Temple makes any movie better just by being in it. It starts off strong but loses a little steam once it gets into the teapot's mystery and the different people trying to take it. Then it gets ugly and it's just not much fun anymore. It's a shame because it could have been great. Still, it's watchable and it ends nicely after a long rough patch.


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