The Brass Teapot

Based on the comic book series, ‘The Brass Teapot’ is the full length directorial debut of Ramaa Mosley, it is a simple enough premise of a struggling couple of high school sweethearts that find a magic teapot that gives them money every time they hurt themselves. But the real question is how far they will go as the money starts to mount up and greed begins to take over. While not wholly successful in its entirety there is enough here to keep you entertained, with great central performances from Juno Temple as Alice and Michael Angarano as John as they struggle to get to grips with the realisation of the teapots bizarre power. There are some great ideas within this film and some great moments of comedy but there are of course moral dilemmas being addressed and thankfully most is done without resorting to being gross, something that could have happened in the hands of another director. Mosley keeps it subtle and if anything plays it down and lets the story and the characters drive the narrative. An interesting idea and for the budget executed well enough for me to say that I did enjoy this movie and if you like your film slightly off beat then I think you will too.


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