Following it’s acclaimed 2009 theatrical release, $9.99, the stop-motion animated film festival favorite featuring the voice talents of Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean, Shine) and Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace, Empire Records) makes its DVD debut from E1 Entertainment on February 23rd. To celebrate the release, FilmFetish is giving away 3 copies of the DVD to readers.
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More about $9.99
Want to know the meaning of life? It’s on sale now, and 28-year-old unemployed Dave Peck is going to buy it for $9.99 in his quest to answer the ever-vexing question in this animated feature. Based on the short stories of Etgar Keret, this beautifully-crafted festival favorite from Tatia Rosenthal was released theatrically in 2009 to critical acclaim. Featuring the voice talents of Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean, Shine), Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Empire Records), Joel Edgerton (Smokin’ Aces, King Arthur) and Claudia Karvan (Daybreakers, Long Weekend), $9.99 – an Official Selection of the prestigious Toronto Film Festival and winner of both the Audience and Best Director Awards at the Mexico City International Film Festival – makes its DVD debut from E1 Entertainment on February 23, 2010.
In this stop-motion marvel, Dave (Samuel Johnson, The Illustrated Family Doctor) – who still lives at home and has neither goals nor aspirations – finds an ad for a booklet promising the meaning of life for the bargain price of $9.99. Wishing to share his discovery, Dave’s path crosses with those of his unusual apartment block neighbors, who are all on their own search for hope and redemption. Retiree Albert (Barry Otto, Australia, Strictly Ballroom) is busy trying to entertain his live-in, disgruntled Guardian Angel (Rush). Down the hall, Marcus Pocus, an in-debt magician, has fallen prey to a trio of re-possessors, one of whom is Dave’s brother Lenny, a charmer with his sights on the bewitching supermodel in the penthouse. Elsewhere in the building, underachieving Ron ignores his demanding fiancee in favor of a group of hard drinking two-inch tall students, and Zack, a little boy, struggles with the destruction of his piggy bank.
Called “Undeniably hypnotic and bewitching” and a “delightful, thought-provoking, mature foray into stop motion that challenges the viewer and the medium while still remaining charming… an absolute gem of a film that should not be passed up”, $9.99, also an Official Selection of the Rome and Pusan Film Festivals, offers a beguiling view of what hope looks like in a hauntingly fragmented world.