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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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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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bird Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film marked the second collaboration between actresses Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson, following Ocean's Eight (2018), which was released the same year. See more »

Goofs

Cell phones, televisions, and communication systems begin not working on the first day Malorie enters the home, but the car's GPS works days later. In reality, cell phones have a 40 mile range that require a local tower, and televisions require either a physical landline or a local broadcast tower, either of which could lose power/be turned off. GPS uses satellites 12,000 miles above the earth, sending radio waves that cover the planet- that's why standalone GPS devices worked before the invention of smartphones, and the car GPS still worked. The GPS satellites would need continuous control ( which is currently done from either Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, or Vandenberg AFB in California ) ; but we can presume it would be maintained as a priority, by any working remnant of the US Air Force. 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

Spoofed in Materialistic TV: Doing the Bird Box Challenge! (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Coming Down
Written by Kristin Gundred (as Kristin Welchez)
Performed by Dum Dum Girls
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Pretty good
25 December 2018 | by BabyIDontCareSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. It kept me from looking at my phone for two hours. What I don't understand is the griping from reviewers here that nothing was explained. Why do you need it explained? The characters don't know what the presence is, so why should we? The characters don't know why it happened, so why should we? Ignore the 5 star and under reviews and give the film a chance.


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