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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Without a human dimension to ground its construct, "The Brass Teapot" ultimately feels like an interminably stretched-out skit rather than a storybook lesson stained with blood and hurt.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 04.04.2013
This dark comedy's clever premise is too thin to sustain its feature-length running time.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 04.02.2013
Even The Twilight Zone would have struggled with the cutesy conceit of The Brass Teapot ...Nick Schager, Village Voice, 04.04.2013
The Brass Teapot too often devolves into stale slapstick ...Stephanie Zacharek, NPR, 04.04.2013