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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alice
... John
... Payton
... Arnie
... Louise
... Chuck
... Dr. Ling (as Stephen Park)
... Ricky
... Mary
... Joe
... Trudy
Michael Delaney ... Mr. Tutor
Tara Copeland ... Mrs. Tutor
... Gilad
Bob McClure ... Yoel (as Robert Michael McClure)
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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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15 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor por conveniencia  »

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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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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 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 »

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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

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.53 (2014) See more »

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Written by David Eugene Edwards, Jean Yves Tola (as Jean-Yves Tola) and Kevin Soll
Performed by Sixteen Horsepower (as 16 Horsepower)
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A floppy storyline but with some very good performances
13 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so I did not give The Brass Teapot a resounding thumbs up, but that is not to discredit the fine acting performances provided by Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, who are the two main stars of the film. The Brass Teapot is just one of those films that did not establish itself in any certain genre. This film is not a comedy, nor is it a drama, nor is it an adventure film. Then what type of film is it you ask of me? Well that is the dilemma I have with this film. It is all over the map, and the main theme being this young married couple who are trying to make it in the business world with little success to date stumble upon a magic brass teapot that spews out hordes of fresh dollar bills when the couple exerts some form of pain upon themselves.

Sooooo, that sounds like an interesting plot doesn't it? Well I don't know what you want to draw out of a film, but I know what I don't want to see in a film. What I don't want to see is over an hour of the film focusing in on the various ways a young couple can subject themselves to continued self inflicted pain by burning, punching, kicking, biting and tripping each other just to see a few bucks spew out of their brass teapot.

Of course there are a number of characters who are trying to figure out how this young struggling couple all of a sudden are living on millionaires row in a mansion. And so the chase is on, and the magical brass teapot exchanges hands a few times as various villains and saviors try to confiscate the teapot from the young couple.

I just found that there was no magic in The Brass Teapot that kept me entertained, nor was the story line appealing. I gave it a 5 out of 10 based on the good performances of Juno Temple and Michael Angarano.


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