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?
Starring: Tom Budge, Joel Edgerton; Starring: Leon Ford, Samuel Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush; Director: Tatia Rosenthal; Author: Etgar Keret; Release Date Limited: 12/12/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 78; MPAA Rating: R
Posted June 17 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT
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