The Box

The Box

DVD - 2010
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Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child. After Arthur losses his job, they receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. Arlington Steward is a mysterious stranger who delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, by pressing this button it will simultaneously cause the death of another person somewhere in the world, someone they don't know. With 24 hours to decide, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.


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Dec 19, 2018

Strange, science-fiction type of movie. Not the type of movie I like.

Oct 06, 2018

This drama/thriller film stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, and Gillian Jacobs. This movie has a fairly interesting storyline that I have never really seen before, and tests the morals of people and what they are willing to do for wealth. Norma and Arthur are a married couple who randomly receive a box as a gift. If they press the button in the gift, they get $1 million, but they also automatically kill someone at the same time. What I liked about this movie is how it used the actors as the main source of tension and thrill, but what I didn’t like is how slow-paced and occasionally boring the movie was. I would rate this movie 3/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Nov 07, 2017

This movie is quite boring for the first 40 minutes and the acting was terrible. Cameron Diaz has this ridiculous southern accent about one quarter of the movie for some reason. Then when the movies does seem to have a plot, it is so bizarrely stupid beyond words.

Jun 06, 2015

30 minutes of a pretty decent thriller and an hour of the most nonsensical plot you've seen. It has a really stupid reveal halfway through and the movie gets dumber even after that. Don't even bother, you'd be better off just flipping the light switch for 1.5 hour.

May 14, 2014

Weird and pointless rambling.

May 05, 2014

Contains spolier! Is it morals or really gullibility? My take on this is somewhat different than what I think they intended. Supposedly it is a test of morals of humanity. What if the real test was to see how gullible we are? Would anyone really risk pushing the button without asking a lot more questions? Maybe that is what they were testing. Eveni if I were willing to push the button, I would need to know a lot more details to make the decision, and if they wouldn't answer me, that is the answer. Perhaps the real message is about not making rash decisions with incomplete information.

Apr 25, 2014

i liked it better than i thought i would, but wished it would have been executed better. Not a fan of Diaz so i went into it slightly biased.

Mocha6ft3 Jan 06, 2014

This movie had my friend and i scratching our heads trying to figure out what was going on. Not since "Donnie Darko" has a movie been so weird to my friend who just couldn't make sense of the film. I was cracking up constantly listening to her say "what the f@#k is going on?" I must admit that i, too, was a bit mystified while watching this movie, but i enjoyed it anyway. It was certainly different from what we normally watch. The special effects for make-up was very good on Mr. Langella face. Every time they showed him my friend covered her eyes partially because it made her slightly ill looking at the side of his face. I considered the audio in this movie "all around sound" and it should be watched on your HOMETHEATER! After the movie was over she must have asked me a million questions about the story. I told her the guy was an alien who was testing us. Yeah,right!!! I was, and still am uncertain about the story. This is one of those films where you just go for the ride and enjoy where the story takes you. For that, i give this "head scratching film" 4 stars. For an unusual story, very good make-up effects, and having my friend completely confused. A pint of General Tso chicken, pork fried rice, two egg rolls, and chinese tea.

Dec 08, 2012

very good

Dec 06, 2012

it was okay, not as good as i thought it'd be

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