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 with it? And what would be the consequences?
Find out in this edge of your seat suspenser starring Cameron Diaz (My Sister's Keeper), James Marsden (Hairspray) and 2008 Academy Award® nominee Frank Langella (Best Actor, Frost/Nixon).
The year is 1976. Norma Lewis (Diaz) is a teacher at a private high school and her husband, Arthur (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 (Langella) with a horribly disfigured face appears on their doorstep and presents Norma with a life-altering proposition: the box.
With only 24 hours to make their choice, Norma and Arthur face an impossible moral dilemma. What they don’t realize is that no matter what they decide, terrifying consequences will have already been set in motion. They soon discover that the ramifications of this decision are beyond their control and extend far beyond their own fortune and fate.
Dare to open... The Box.
Fresh:-Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, November 24, 2011
Rotten:-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out, November 17, 2011
Rotten: Kelly treats what is essentially a Stanford University psychology experiment with inflated somberness.-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, September 24, 2011
Fresh: Is it an odd film? Certainly. Will it creep you out more than it engages you? Probably. Should we be rewarding folks who are willing to step out of bounds and make us think? Definitely.-Laremy Legel, Film.com, May 06, 2011
The movie was pretty slow. It was alright, not terrible, but truely not a good movie. I wouldn't waste my time on it again.
I'd actually give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
at times, but having been such a fan of 'donnie darko', and being familiar with the themes & imagery director richard kelly leans towards made it much easier to follow from the middle to the end. not near darko level (but much better than 'southland tales'), I enjoyed this a good bit, and all the main characters were great as well. guess this just appeals to certain tastes...
this movie sucked it started out ok but it was all conspiracy theory at the end, honestly 60 percent was ok then 40 percent absolutely had no meaning, it was like one of them village and wicker man movies in my opinion
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