The Brass Teapot

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The Brass Teapot

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.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 6.1/10 (1,082 voted)

Director: Ramaa Mosley

Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about 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 teapots powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream.

Taglines: No Pain. No Gain.


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Filming Locations: Bucharest, Romania

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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 »

User Review

A cleverly created, original Indie that will cheer you up • 7.6/10

Rating: 7/10

This is a really good Indie from writer/director Ramaa Mosley. She has only done Shorts up to now but after this clever little film I'm certain her future is assured. This is the story of two high school sweethearts who marry but things don't go as planned. Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) plays Alice, the loving wife who has lots of qualifications but can't find a job. Michael Angarano (Haywire) plays John the husband who has been trying for a promotion but getting nowhere. They are invited to a high school reunion where they see everyone else is better dressed and doing way better than them. After a car accident they acquire a 'brass teapot' which pays out cash whenever they hurt themselves. I think you can guess the rest, lol.

I am a big fan of Juno Temple, she comes from a family who are well established in the film making world. She spends a lot of time in her bra in this film for some reason. I thought that this was made by a man because of that but after watching the film I found out on IMDb it was a woman. Go figure. This film is well made and the director has sort of 'played safe' with this by not going overboard with crazy 'shock' scenes, like 'Killer Joe' for example. Instead we have an intelligent, witty and beautifully paced script that is always interesting. The time passed so quickly because of the wonderful characters in this which we follow along as they hurt themselves in some imaginatively painful ways. It seems to have been well thought through by director Ramaa Mosley because I never felt like there was any holes in the story. It's a really good film from top to bottom that has a good cast of Indie players like Alexis Bledel and Alia Shawkat. You know, being a guy, I didn't mind at all that Juno was in her bra a lot, but I'd like to know why.

The bottom line is, it's well acted with steady performances, an original story, decent production for a low budget Indie and it's a good, funny movie.

Highly Recommended

Score: 7.6/10

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