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The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  6 November 2009 (USA)
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A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

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Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world, someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,571,417 (USA) (6 November 2009)

Gross:

$15,045,676 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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When the nanny is looking through the stack of old Astounding science fiction magazines, she mentions the title of one story, "The Day of the Moron." The Day of the Moron was written by science fiction author, H. Beam Piper, who wrote a story about how the human race originated on Mars and immigrated to Earth. See more »

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Cameron Diaz's "Southern" accent comes and goes throughout the movie. See more »

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Arthur Lewis: Well, we'll always have Mars.
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Written by Jack Segal and Robert Wells
Performed by Scott Walker
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would you push the button?
3 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

in this film James Marsden and Cameron Diaz play a couple barely making ends meet who receive a box on their doorstep.they then receive a visit from a mysterious stranger(Frank Langella)who tells them if if they push the button the on the box,two things will happen.first, someone they don't know will die.second they will receive a million dollars in cash.of course,there is much more going on that that.this is certainly an interesting and original premise as far as i know.it's based on a short story by Richard Matheson,called,Button,Button.the movie certainly is thought provoking,and makes you think.i thought it was very well done.for me,The Box is an 8/10


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