Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Brass Teapot - the movie

In this fantasy film, struggling newlyweds John and Alice (Michael Angarano and Juno Temple) discover a magic teapot that sends them cash whenever they feel pain. As they get richer, they must discover new ways to hurt themselves in order for the teapot to keep up. They spend one afternoon at the public library researching the ancient teapot, where Alice rips a page out of a book (tsk, tsk) and a librarian "shushes" them. Alice also asks John if he's ever had sex in a library (the audience never finds out if they follow up on this idea). This really could have been a much better film with more self-exploration by the two main characters as to what price they were willing to pay for wealth, especially as they begin to exploit others' pain for their gain, but it fell short.

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