Release date4 September 2008 (Toronto) WriterEtgar Keret (screenplay), Etgar Keret (short stories), Tatia Rosenthal (screenplay) Initial DVD releaseFebruary 23, 2010 (Canada) CastTom Budge (Bisley (voice)), Josef Ber (n/a), Joel Edgerton (Ron (voice)), Leon Ford (Stanton (voice)), Samuel Johnson (Dave Peck (voice)), Claudia Karvan (Michelle (voice)) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Captain America: The First Avenger, Pitch Perfect 2, Fish Tank, Jupiter Ascending, Frozen
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$9.99 is a 2008 Australian stop motion adult animated drama film written and directed by Tatia Rosenthal, with the screenplay by Etgar Keret. This film marks the third collaboration between Rosenthal and Keret. The film features a voice cast of Geoffrey Rush, Samuel Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia and Claudia Karvan.
The film mainly focuses on 28-year-old Dave Peck, who is unemployed but prefers the search for the meaning of life to the search for gainful employment. While looking in a magazine, Dave finds an advertisement for a book that will tell him the meaning of life "for the low price of $9.99." Dave, fascinated by this, begins his journey in his Sydney apartment to find the true meaning of life.
As the film progresses, stories of Dave's family and neighbours are woven in and examine the post-modern meaning of hope.
Geoffrey Rush as The Angel / Homeless Man
Anthony LaPaglia as Jim
Samuel Johnson as Dave
Claudia Karvan as Michelle
Joel Edgerton as Ron
Barry Otto as Albert
Leeanna Walsman as Tanita
Ben Mendelsohn as Lenny
Jamie Katsamatsas as Zack
Brian Meagan as Clement
Production Designer – Melinda Doring
Original Music – Christopher Bowen
Camera (color) – Susan Stitt, James Lewis, Richard Bradshaw
Release and reception
$9.99 premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 4 September 2008. The film was then released in Los Angeles and New York on 19 June 2009 and then in Australia on 17 September 2009. Upon release, the film earned mostly positive reviews. As of July 2012, it holds a "Fresh" score of 75 percent on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 6.6 out of 10. Metacritic gave the film 68/100 based on 15 critics giving it generally favorable reviews.
$9.99 took $47,300 at the box office in Australia. The films worldwide total was $708,354
Awards and nominations
Winner of the Audience Award for best feature at FICCO 2009
Winner of EXXONMOBIL best female director Award at FICCO 2009
Winner of Anima Brussels BeTV best feature Award 2009
Winner of the Grand Prize at Monstra Lisbon Animated film Festival 2009
The film has been nominated for the Annie Awards for Best Animated Feature and Directing in an Animated Feature Production.