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: April 5, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013
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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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Drew McWeeny

... it is apparent that Ramaa Mosley has a voice, and that The Brass Teapot is a focused, controlled piece of storytelling that displays real control.

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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

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

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Fred Topel
Nerd Report

What matters is how the device is used to push the characters, and The Brass Teapot does that beautifully. Since there is an unlimited source of income, Alice's imagination is really the only limit to how abusive she and John can be.

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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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Elias Savada
Film Threat

I'm left wondering: Doesn't a teapot have better things to do than force its demonic will on others, including an innocent, naive couple? Actually, I'm not wondering about that at all. I prefer coffee.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Quite an original and interesting idea for a movie. Enjoyed this. The two leads are well cast and likable, and they would want to be as it is borderline… More
Thomas Johnston
Cute film, nice performances and a little thought provoking. I was left asking what would I be able to do?
Cynthia S.
Rather enjoyable. Fun to imagine...
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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
Dann Michalski
Based on a comic book series, The Brass Teapot is a quirky modern fairy tale. When a financially desperate young married couple comes across a magical brass… More