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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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6 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£474,938 (UK) (4 December 2009)

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$15,045,676 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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At one point, Norma Lewis (Cameron Diaz) tells her son's friends that she is only 35 years old. Although Diaz was 37 when the film was released, she was indeed 35 in reality at the time of filming, in 2007. See more »

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(at around 1h 25 mins) You can see the white dots used by the CG (Computer Graphics) department to make the scar appear on Arlington Steward's face. See more »

Quotes

Norma Lewis: I saw that pain on your face and I just - I understood it. I felt an overwhelming felling of love for you, because I knew that I would never again feel sorry for myself ever again.
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Version of Black Button (2007) See more »

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When Joanna Loved Me
Written by Jack Segal and Robert Wells
Performed by Scott Walker
Courtesy of Universal Music Group
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Press the button and you will lose 2 hours of your life.
8 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I know that so many reviews on IMDb are extreme, with reviewers either praising a film to the hilt or inarticulately tearing it to pieces. I find neither of these kind of reviews helpful, and so I do not give this film the awful review I am about to, lightly. The film is art-house science-fiction of the worst kind dressed up as a Hollywood blockbuster. The trailers draw you in by showing you what appears to be a cohesive plot, but is actually just a tiny part of a wilfully baffling series of events which are never properly resolved. I like films which challenge the viewer and I do not need to be spoon-fed a plot, and so my complaint against this film is not that it is too highbrow. No - the film is just terrible. As the credits roll you will feel genuine anger at having wasted your time on Cameron Diaz's wooden acting and a faltering plot-line. Avoid.


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