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
At one point, Norma Lewis (Cameron Diaz) tells her son's friends that she is only 35 years old. Although Diaz was 37 years old when the film was released, she was indeed 35 in reality at the time of filming, in 2007. See more »
The protagonist's disappointment in not being elected for the astronaut program makes little sense as the MAJORITY of people who applied (and who apply) for the program are rejected. In fact, he should have been more surprised that he had been chosen than that he was not. It's unlikely that he would have been "depending" upon the selection for his future as the odds of being selected would be so remote. See more »
This was one of the more moronic movies I have ever seen. The plot is promising, family get a million bucks if they push a button on the box. After this, it become real stupid. Cameron Diaz is very wooden during the movie, about as emotional as a rock. This is in stark contrast to her acting in "My Best Friend's Wedding." She acting was so boring, I had to stick myself with my straw just to keep awake. The scene kept changing from one strange view to the next. You couldn't keep up with it. Very confusing and weird. Just when you got a little comfortable, things changed in a much stranger mode. And the ending sucked beyond words. A terrible movie and one not worth even a trip to NextFlicks. Take our word and don't get this movie.
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