Wednesday, September 28, 2016
DOLLAR TREE DVDs: THE BRASS TEAPOT
Alice and John are a young married couple. They're living from paycheck to paycheck in a crappy rented home. Despite all their financial hardships they genuinely love and care about each other.
One day, John gets fired and things get even worse.
On a lonely rural road, their car gets t-boned by a flatbed truck. A dazed Alice gets out of the car and walks into an antiques shop. Minutes later, Alice steals a teapot from the elderly woman that owns the store. She runs to their car and tells a bewildered John to put the pedal-to-the-metal.
Soon after, they discover this is no ordinary teapot. So what makes it special?... It spits-out money! But, it doesn't come easy. They only get a payday after experiencing physical and emotional pain.
They get two unwelcomed violent guests, and then a man shows up at their new expensive home and warns them about the teapot.
Alice turns into a very nasty person and they end up in a very dark and ugly place in their lives.
Will they destroy themselves and everyone around them?... I'm NOT going to tell you.
When was the last time you gave a shit about the characters you were watching on screen?... Well, I gave a shit about Alice and John.
THE BRASS TEAPOT was written by Ramaa Mosley and Tim Macy. It was also directed by Ramaa Mosley.
It stars, Juno Temple as Alice, Michael Angarano as John, Alexis Bledel as Payton, Ben Rappaport as Ricky, Billy Magnussen as Arnie, Cristin Milioti as Brandi, Alia Shawkat as Louise, Bobby Moynihan as Chuck, Steve Park as Dr. Ling, Lucy Walters as Mary, Jack McBrayer as Joe, Debra Monk as Trudy, and a lot of others.
I never paid much attention to Juno Temple before, but I was really impressed by her. Plus, as an added bonus, she looks really cute in this film.
The region one DVD was released by MAGNOLIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT. I purchased it for ONE DOLLAR ( at DOLLAR TREE ).
The DISC EXTRAS are.....
COMMENTARY ( director Ramaa Mosley and executive producer P. Jennifer Dana ).
PROLOGUE / ALTERNATE OPENING
UNCOVERING: THE BRASS TEAPOT
INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR RAMAA MOSLEY
INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL ANGARANO
AXS TV: A LOOK AT THE BRASS TEAPOT
Optional English and Spanish subtitles
Plus TRAILERS, for KISS OF THE DAMNED, SHADOW DANCER, TO THE WONDER, VENUS AND SERENA, AXS.TV, and THE BRASS TEAPOT.
A tremendous job by everyone behind and in front of the camera, and I sincerely mean that.
I'm very happy to add this to my movie collection.
This movie put a BIG smile on my face for many reasons, and I think it's a crime that it's not more well known.