The Box

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Overview

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.

  1. Richard Kelly

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    Norma Lewis

  2. James Marsden

    James Marsden

    Arthur Lewis

  3. Frank Langella

    Frank Langella

    Arlington Steward

  4. Michael Zegen

    Michael Zegen

    Garcin

  5. James Rebhorn

    James Rebhorn

    Norm Cahill

  6. Holmes Osborne

    Holmes Osborne

    Dick Burns

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $33,333,531.00

Homepage http://thebox-movie.warnerbros.com/

Release Information

  • November 6, 2009
    PG-13, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

6.0
By John Chard

If you push the button, two things will happen.

The best quote I ever saw as regards Richard Kelly's The Box, was that it is a Marmite movie. Marmite is a food substance that people either love or hate, The Box is a Marmite movie.

Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star as a couple who are visited by a mysterious stranger (Frank Langella) who has a bizarre offer. The Box now in the couple's possession has a button, they are told that if they push the button then a complete stranger will die, they will then receive a life changing amount of money. What to do?

Based on a Richard Matheson s... read the rest.

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