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
On the commentary of Tony Scott's Domino (2005), director Richard Kelly outright dismissed shooting a 1970s period piece with a digital camera. However, after seeing David Fincher's Zodiac (2007), Kelly's position quickly changed, and he was quoted saying, "It can be done." See more »
Multiple times a map is show with a portion labeled CENTCOM. US Central Command was not established until 1983, while the film takes place in 1976. See more »
If you have nothing else to chose, watch it. The Box is, debatably, the best 5.9 or less out of 10 movie. Once a movie is below 6, chances are, it's not good. However, this movie is creepy, strange, intriguing, has a jump scare (!), and makes you think. I had to finish it because I wanted answers. There are countless movies that I have felt forced to finish out of necessity to have questions answered, and been disappointed. This is a movie I was forced to finish, and while not thrilled with the conclusion, certainly still felt satisfied for having finished it. It's one of those rare movies you will probably not love, but will gladly rewatch it if somebody asks.
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