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Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child who receive an anonymous gift bearing fatal and irrevocable consequences. A simple wooden box, it promises to deliver 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 crosshairs of a startling moral dilemma and face the true nature of their humanity.
Thriller Horror Sci-Fi - This is a period film that begins as a straightforward thriller then
ends as a much weirder, more science fiction/fantasy film. Those
looking for something easier to follow won't find it here. The
film's dark themes make it inappropriate for younger children.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 95 moviegoers:
OUCH! These are the worst reviews I believe I've seen in years. It has always amazed me how some people can rate a movie Fantastic while others rate it Terrible, but this is certainly one of those movies. I would say your probability of enjoying "The Box" is very low.
What if someone gave you a box containing a button that, if pushed, would bring
you a million dollars…but simultaneously take the life of someone you don't know?
Would you do it? And what would be the consequences?
The year is 1976. Norma Lewis (CAMERON DIAZ) is a teacher at a private high
school and her husband, Arthur (JAMES MARSDEN), is an engineer working at NASA.
They are, by all accounts, an average couple living a normal life in the suburbs with their
young son…until a mysterious man with a horribly disfigured face appears on their
doorstep (FRANK LANGELLA) and presents them with a life-altering proposition: the
With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face a momentous
moral dilemma. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision are beyond
their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.