& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 4 left in stock.
Sold by Great Price Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
$9.99 has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by NovaMedia
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: May show limited signs of wear. USA Seller
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.08
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

$9.99

3.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Feb 23, 2010)
"Please retry"
1
$9.59
$6.98 $0.28
DVD
"Please retry"
$5.76 $5.08
DVD
"Please retry"
$42.18

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$9.59 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 4 left in stock. Sold by Great Price Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • $9.99
  • +
  • Harvie Krumpet
  • +
  • Mary and Max
Total price: $30.56
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

In this stop-motion animated feature, Dave Peck, an unemployed, 28-year old with no goals or aspirations, finds an ad for a book promising the meaning of life. Wishing to share his discovery, his path crosses with those of his unusual neighbors, who are all on their own search for hope and redemption. Featruing the voices of Geoffrey Rush, Joel Edgerton and Claudia Karvan.

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Samuel Johnson, Barry Otto, Joel Edgarton
  • Directors: Tatia Rosenthal
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: E1 Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VRNJ0S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,171 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "$9.99" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
A vivid multi-threaded parable by Israeli short story author Etgar Keret that follows the lives of various individuals living in the same apartment building, their lives touching each other, if only peripherally. Not necessarily to everyone's taste and though done in stop action claymation style one should note there is one steamy R-rated sequence, so recommended for ages 14+ depending on your parental standards.

The movie begins with Jim Peck meeting a homeless man (Geoffrey Rush) who holds himself hostage for a handout. We then meet other the other members of Jim's family - his son Dave starting out who can't find work, and Lenny, his brother who works for a repo agency and falls in lust (or lust) with a somewhat demanding supermodel Tanita and ultimately winds up sublimating himself to her. Dave is looking for the meaning of life and sends away for a book (the titular $9.99 to tell him what to do. Upstairs stoner Ron is having difficulty committing to his long term girlfriend Michelle preferring to party on with 3 lilliputian sized companions, feeding them eyedroppers of booze. And widowed retiree Albert befriends the homeless man, now an angel, and asks him if there's a heaven and if he'll meet his wife when he gets there.

Its a watchable 80 minutes exploring adult themes of loneliness, a search for meaning and angst, featuring a time honoured lesson that life's true essence is most likely found where we are not looking for it.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
$9.99 is a gorgeous film with amazing stop-motion animation and a thought-provoking story. Actually, multiple stories that wind together and apart and together again. You'll be talking about this film long after the credits roll. It's an experience worth considerably more than $9.99.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Um, it's okay....

I've watched this movie three times, and I still can't fully get into it. I loved the over all idea that every person's personallity will lead them down different paths, even people with similar lives. For example, one man refused to give up his beer and drugs for the woman he loved, yet another man turned himself into furniture for his girl. Also, there was no judgement concerning certain characters who had chossen less then desirable life paths. More often then not films will point out the good people from the bad. By doing this, the audience knows who to cheer/boo for. However, in this film it's up to the audience to judge, yet you really don't judge... It's hard to explain.

I think one reason I didn't love this film was due to the lack of physical expressions of the characters. Everything was made very nicely, but I felt that the physical ques were lacking something...not enough body/ facial expressions to suck the audience in. However, the characters were still interesting enough.

So if you want a refreshing story, yet it's a little blah, then you'll enjoy this film.

If you enjoy films similar to this, then buy "Mary and Max" (another stop frame animation film).
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A delightfully quirky and dark stop motion film that is worth a purchase. It's not of the same caliber as Mary and Max but I would still recommend $9.99 to anyone who appreciates a good, dark, independent film. One criticism would be that the characters were thinly developed and lacked anything more substantial than an anecdotal glimpse into portions of their lives. No spoilers here, just give it a try.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?