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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

Gross USA:

$6,997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,027
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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 »

Quotes

John: Baby, just tell me what the hell happened?
Alice: I fell down the stairs.
John: We don't have stairs.
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Connections

Version of The Brass Teapot (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovely, Dark and Warm
Written by Ray Hedgpeth
Performed by The Amoeba People featuring Kirsty Esquibel
Courtesy of M51 Records
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A bit of a risqué magic teapot film but has its clever and mirthful moments
21 December 2017 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Alice (Juno Temple) married John (Michael Angarano) despite the fact that he is not a success at business. John works as a telemarketer while Alice sends out her resume again and again without landing a job. Former classmates sneer. But, Alice loves John and visa versa and they enjoy each other's company despite scrambling to pay the rent. Yet, one fateful day, Alice and John get in a minor car wreck near an antique shop. There, while waiting for tows, Alice spies a brass teapot and is strangely, strongly drawn to it. When the owner is not looking, Alice grabs the pot and runs. The couple arrives home and, the next day, Alice accidentally burns herself with a curling iron. All of a sudden, the teapot starts spewing out paper bills, some very large. Guessing the secret, she and John start to mildly beat, pinch, and stumble themselves until they have quite a large fortune. A strange Asian man comes to the house to warn them the teapot is "no good" and they should get rid of it. Not listening, the couple buys a mansion in an exclusive neighborhood and dines at posh places. In time, thieves rob their safe and hurting themselves no longer works except for a few bucks. But, Alice soons finds another way to make the teapot give up the cash. Nevertheless, Alice has developed a dark nature that scares her husband. Can John convince her to let them give the pot away? This is a clever and amusing film but its not for all. There are some risqué concepts and scenes some won't enjoy. Nevertheless, the beautiful Temple and mildly cute Angarano are very funny while the scenery, costumes, and direction are definite assets. If you loved I Dream of Jeannie or a fan of Temple's, The Brass Teapot will reward you with an evening's enjoyment.


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