The Brass Teapot
The Brass Teapot (2013)

The Brass Teapot is a modern fable about money and the meaning of the American dream. Based on the comic book, The Brass Teapot is a feature film about John (Michael Angarano) and Alice (Juno Temple), who live in small down America. They… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

A comic fable that squanders its twisted-fairy-tale concept.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Ms. Mosley, who directed from a screenplay by Tim Macy, struggles to fill her debut feature with a slender notion, but the premise defeats her, even if the story operates at the outset on the pleasure principle.

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Katherine McLaughlin
Starburst

The heart of the film is in the right place and is a fun addition to the fantasy film genre.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Temple and Angarano, entertaining enough, never quite sell the idea that this goodhearted couple would be so easily transformed by greed.

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Stephanie Zacharek
NPR

The Brass Teapot too often devolves into stale slapstick ...

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Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

Tthe energetic lead performances bring some smiles for fans of Angarano and Temple. The story is less successful though as aside from its unique premise it has very little to offer thanks to its very familiar moral.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Without a human dimension to ground its construct, "The Brass Teapot" ultimately feels like an interminably stretched-out skit rather than a storybook lesson stained with blood and hurt.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

There's not much depth to Mosley's debut, which is based on a short story by Tim Macy. But Michael Angarano and Juno Temple are an appealing pair as John and Alice, struggling suburbanites.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Juno Temple and Michael Angarano are appealing, and director Ramaa Mosley keeps her dark comedy brightly paced.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Rather enjoyable. Fun to imagine...
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Manu Gino
No Pain. No Gain. Good Film! The Brass Teapot is yet another film that exercises its unalienable right to be an enthusiastically quirky gem of an indie film.… More
Walter M.
In "The Brass Teapot," Alice(Juno Temple), unemployed, and John(Michael Angarano), trapped in telemarketing hell, are deeply in love but have trouble… More
Thomas Johnston
Cute film, nice performances and a little thought provoking. I was left asking what would I be able to do?
Shawn Montague
Not bad, but not that good. Still watchable.