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Bird Box (2018)

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Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Josh Malerman (novel)
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5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Malorie
Trevante Rhodes ... Tom
John Malkovich ... Douglas
Sarah Paulson ... Jessica
Jacki Weaver ... Cheryl
Rosa Salazar ... Lucy
Danielle Macdonald ... Olympia
Lil Rel Howery ... Charlie
Tom Hollander ... Gary
Machine Gun Kelly ... Felix (as Colson Baker)
BD Wong ... Greg
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Rick
Vivien Lyra Blair ... Girl
Julian Edwards ... Boy
Parminder Nagra ... Dr. Lapham

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Storyline

In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly. Directed by Emmy winner Susanne Bier, Bird Box is a thriller starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Trevante Rhodes. Written by Netflix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never Lose Sight of Survival

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and brief sexuality. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

There are two editions for the soundtrack album.

When the soundtrack album for Bird Box, made by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, was released about two weeks after the film's release, Trent Reznor said in a statement the Nine Inch Nails website: "For those interested, we will be releasing a more expansive (read: more self-indulgent) physical only offering this spring, that will contain an additional hour of music and artwork that colors further outside the lines". The soundtrack that was released in January 2019, was indeed called "Bird Box (Abridged)", but months went by and the expanded version release was delayed, leaving fans wondering when will it actually be released. Finally, on November 22, out of the blue, the full version of the soundtrack was released on Nine Inch Nails's website, exclusively on vinyl (with a digital download at purchase). It contains 13 extra tracks and an extra hour of music. See more »

Goofs

When Gary arrives in the kitchen, his blindfold is on the floor to his right just out of reach, then in front of him, then he picks it up off the floor from his right without having to reach for it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man: [over the radio] We have a place, a compound. We have a community. It's safe here. How many of you are there? Are any of them children? Because, the fastest way to get here is by the river, and I don't think you could make it with kids.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Outside
Written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Performed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
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Some people don't mind the mystery.
30 December 2018 | by SkittlesButterfaceSee all my reviews

The most common complaint I'm reading from user critics here is the lack of answers at the end of the movie. However, if we're meant to be seeing everything unfold from Malorie's point of view, it makes perfect sense that we would know as little as she does. I thought the ending was lovely. Not every single film needs to give answers to every little thing.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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