At first glance, The Brass Teapot, looks like a cute, magical lesson about greed and surviving your twenty-somethings as a couple. At second glance, it becomes clear that that is exactly what this story is about, but it’s so much sillier looking than that; in a good way.
The Brass Teapot stars two adorable looking twenty somethings that look vaguely familiar. Upon further IMDB inspection, you might know Juno Temple from Atonement (remember that little girl that ruined everything?) or The Dark Knight (Anne Hathaway’s flunky) and Michael Angarano was Jack’s son in Will & Grace. Together they make more than a believable looking couple, they look like a couple that will have you rooting for them throughout the film’s entirety. Perhaps because of their initial youthful innocence, or perhaps because together, they make the most vaguely familiar looking couple on film. Either way, The Brass Teapot looks like a lot of darkly allegorical fun.
Director Ramaa Mosley’s The Brass Teapot will be playing at the Magnolia Theater on Saturday, April 6 at 12:15 p.m. and on Sunday, April 7 at 10:15 p.m. For more information on The Brass Teapot at DIFF, head to dallasfilm.org, and for a full list of the film schedule for DIFF head to dallasfilm.org/diff2013.
THE BRASS TEAPOT is a magical comedy starring Juno Temple and Michael Angarano, based on the comic book series about a broke couple in their mid-20s who find a mysterious, magical brass teapot that gives them money every time they (or others) are hurt near it. After realizing the teapot’s powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dreams of wealth.
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