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$9.99

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9.99

9.99

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
78 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/12/08
performer:
Tom Budge, Joel Edgerton, Leon Ford, Samuel Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush
director:
Tatia Rosenthal
author:
Etgar Keret

We gave it an A-

The title of this inventive, enchanting stop-motion animated fable, $9.99, reflects the price of a mail-order book that promises to reveal the meaning of life to an unemployed slacker who lives at home with his blustery father. The investment is worth it for a movie ticket to an original universe of characters in search of contentment, including a boy in love with his piggy bank and a down-and-out suicide who returns to earth as a disgruntled angel. Using the droll, wise stories of Etgar Keret as her guide, Israeli filmmaker Tatia Rosenthal concocts an artful film that ? expresses deep thoughts, lightly. A?

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