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.”
April 5, 2013
(for violence, some sexual content, language and drug use)