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Review: 'The Brass Teapot' Is More Modest Trinket Than Rare Find

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • March 1, 2013 11:56 AM
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Ramma Mosley's “The Brass Teapot," based on a screenplay by Tim Macy, who wrote the short story and the 2007 short film that served as a jumping-off point for this feature, tries hard to be a moral fable, a reflection of today's challenging economic tides and the college graduates weathering them with limited success. With the help of a talented cast, “The Brass Teapot” is able to coast on charm for the first hour, but then the fairytale idea that powers the film runs out of juice, and the last forty-five minutes hurtle toward a wrap-up that feels both awkward and overwrought, needlessly portentous and arriving much too late. Leads Michael Angarano and especially firecracker Juno Temple are the reason to keep watching, but even they cannot breathe life into a compelling concept stretched too thin.

Watch: Michael Angarano & Juno Temple Get Money & Bruises In Trailer For 'The Brass Teapot'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 4:05 PM
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How far would you go to have everything you ever wanted? That's the question at the heart of the upcoming comedy "The Brass Teapot," and for Michael Angarano and Juno Temple, taking a few hits to the body to keep the cash coming in seems to be worth it... at first.

Exclusive: Poster For 'The Brass Teapot' Starring Juno Temple & Michael Angarano

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 16, 2013 2:07 PM
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While a big chunk of the movie world is turning its eye towards Park City, for the rest of the industry it's still business as usual. Starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, "The Brass Teapot," was acquired by Magnolia Pictures last fall after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The picture is making its theatrical release this spring and we're debuting the official poster. Directed by Ramaa Mosley (the 2008 short, "Exquisite Corpse"), Temple and Angarano star as a young, poor, newly married couple who find a magic teapot that grants them cash for pain.

First Images Of Juno Temple & Michael Angarano In 'The Brass Teapot'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 10:02 AM
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A little bit of luck and money are coming to Juno Temple and Michael Angarano in "The Brass Teapot," an offbeat comedy set to make its world premiere at TIFF next month. Now the first images from the film have landed.

Alia Shawkat Books Dayton/Faris' 'He Loves Me' & 'Brass Teapot' Starring Juno Temple

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 28, 2011 2:10 AM
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With rumors of an "Arrested Development" film refusing to die, stars of the defunct Fox show continue to ride the wave of the cult classic. Jason Bateman and Michael Cera have obviously made the most of their time on the Ron Howard-narrated show, but another star is beginning to spread her wings as well.

Juno Temple & Michael Angarano To Star In Offbeat Comedy 'The Brass Teapot'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 13, 2011 3:40 AM
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We like Juno Temple very much. She's shone in indies like "Cracks" and "Greenberg," and we're clearly not the only ones who've noticed -- the actress has been cast in a key role by Christopher Nolan in "The Dark Knight Rises." We also like Michael Angarano very much. The actor's been appealing in smaller roles from "Almost Famous" to "Snow Angels," and really staked his claim as a leading man earlier in the year in Max Winkler's firmly enjoyable comedy "Ceremony." So we're positively delighted to reveal that the pair are teaming up for a new independent comedy.

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