9.99 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… 9.99 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… 2008-12-12 R PT78M Tom Budge Joel Edgerton Leon Ford Samuel Johnson Anthony LaPaglia Geoffrey Rush
Movie Review

$9.99 (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
9.99 | ANIMATED ANTICS Angel and Albert in $9.99
ANIMATED ANTICS Angel and Albert in $9.99
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Dec 12, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 78 Minutes; With: Tom Budge and Joel Edgerton

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–

Originally posted Jun 16, 2009 Published in issue #1053-1054 Jun 26, 2009 Order article reprints
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