THE BRASS TEAPOT

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
JUNE 20, 2013

Not bad for her first feature film, Ramaa Mosley creates a believable world of want and greed in “The Brass Teapot.” Starring one of my recent favorite actresses on the rise, Juno Temple sells this film far beyond what any other actress could. She makes this film, and her role embodies the reasons I enjoy her, including her tenacious sexuality, unrelenting stares, and a generally positive aura around her. Michael Angarano also makes this film better by immersing in this role, developing nice-guy humor all his own, which is quite hilarious.

The plot and delivery are simple, making “The Brass Teapot” easily accessible, hitting all the emotional marks needed for a successful, first-time feature. With a tight cast, including supporters like the gorgeous Alexis Bledel, the humorous Alia Shawkat, and nice guy Kenneth Parcell, and reliable, clean quality to the entire film, Mosley does not disappoint. You’ve seen movies like this before, where the main characters come across an item that gives them power (or in this case, a teapot that rewards physical and emotional pain with cold hard cash), but never in a way so entertaining and fresh than in “The Brass Teapot.”

RELEASE DATE
April 5, 2013

DIRECTOR
Ramaa Mosley

WRITTEN BY
Tim Macy

STUDIO
Magnolia Pictures

R
(for violence, some sexual content, language and drug use)

COMEDY
FANTASY
THRILLER

101 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Piotr Simonitski

COMPOSER
Andrew Hewitt

EDITOR
Ryan Folsey

CAST
Juno Temple
Michael Angarano
Alexis Bledel
Billy Magnussen
Alia Shawkat
Bobby Moynihan
Steve Park
Ben Rappaport
Thomas Middleditch

PRODUCED BY
Darren Goldberg
James Graves
Ramaa Mosley
Kirk Roos
Natalie Simpkins

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