$9.99 at the Nuart This Week

This stop-motion film - which claims to offer “slightly less than $10 worth about the meaning of life” - opens today for a one-week run at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles. Directed by Tatia Rosenthal, who co-wrote with Elgar Keret, based on his stories, $9.99 features the voice of Geoffrey Rush as a surly guardian angel looking out for the interests of an unemployed 23-year-old who purchases a book that promises to reveal the meaning of life (apparently, there are six). Anthony LaPaglia, Samuel Johnson, and Claudio Karvan are also in the vocal cast.

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