View Full Version : The Box

12.20.09, 5:49 PM
This movie is set in 1976 and has Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as a married couple who receive a "gift" of a box containing a button. They are told that if they push the button, someone they don't know will die but they will also receive $1 million dollars. If they don't push the button, they get no money and the box is reprogrammed and the offer made to someone else.

I don't think it is spoiling anything to say that they push the button and the rest of the movie deals with the consequences.

The movie was directed by Richard Kelly (of Donnie Darko fame) and has the same weird direction style and sci-fi themes. It makes very little sense ... I think there is a good movie in there somewhere, but it would take a more restrained director and a tighter script to bring it out. Overall, I'd give it a C-. It avoids a "D" just because of the awesome seventies styling!