The Brass Teapot

April 5th 2013
  • Comedy/Fantasy,
  • R,
  • 101 min,
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • Cast: Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel, Alia Shawkat, Lucy Walters, Thomas Middleditch, Billy Magnussen, Bobby Moynihan, Ben Rappaport, Steve Park, Michael Delaney, Matt Walsh, Claudia Mason, Bob McClure, Rebecca Darke, Tara Copeland, Harry L. Seddon, Kirk Roos, Ian Scott McGregor, Christopher Jon Gombos, Danielle Kotch, Marley Ficalora, M.K. Walsh
  • Director: Ramaa Mosley
  • Writer: Ramaa Mosley
  • Producers: Darren Goldberg, James Graves, Ramaa Mosley, Kirk Roos, Natalie Simpkins
  • Associate Producers: Taylor Ferguson, Ryan Folsey, Noah C. Haeussner, Don H. Julien, Elad Offer, Michael Raimondi, Erin Tauscher, Joshua Thurston
  • Executive Producers: Michael Corso, P. Jennifer Dana, Anthony Gudas, Lanre Idewu, Diane Nabatoff, Erik Rommesmo, Jeff Schlossman, Cynthia P. Stafford
  • Art Direction: Brian Goodwin
  • Casting: Laura Rosenthal
  • Costume Design: Malgosia Turzanska
  • D.O.P.: Peter Simonite
  • Editor: Ryan Folsey
  • Makeup: Arielle Toelke
  • Music: Andrew Hewitt
  • Production Design: Elizabeth J. Jones
  • Set Decoration: Heather Thomas


John and Alice live in small-town America—20s, married, very much in love, and broke. Once voted "most likely to succeed," Alice struggles to make ends meet while her friends enjoy the good life. Her husband John, neurotic and riddled with phobias, just wants to get the bills paid. But an accident leads them to a roadside antique shop where Alice is spontaneously drawn to a mysterious brass teapot. It isn't long before they realize that this is no ordinary teapot and that perhaps they have found the answer to all of their financial woes… "The Brass Teapot" is a magical dark comedy that reminds us to be careful what we wish for.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • MPAA Warning: Violence, some sexual content, language and drug use
  • Production Companies: Atlantic Pictures, Laundry Films, Northern Lights Films, Queen Nefertari Productions, Sakonnet Capital Partners, Union Entertainment Group

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2013 Guide Analysis: "Short filmmaker Ramaa Mosley's first foray into features has already proven a winner for her, with two directing award nominations at the Toronto Film Festival this past Fall for this high-concept and quirky dark comedy. The story has a financially struggling married couple (Juno Temple, Michael Angarano) who discover a brass teapot which makes them money whenever they hurt themselves. The pair must come to terms with how far they are willing to go for the cast. Scoring decent notices at the fest, Magnolia Pictures has picked up the film for a limited release."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 4 April 2013: Russia
  • 18 April 2013: New Zealand