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. But, 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. —IMDb
Richard Kelly" (born March 28, 1975 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American film director and writer, best known for 2001’s “Donnie Darko”. Born James Richard Kelly, son of Lane Kelly and Ennis Kelly, he grew up in Midlothian, Virginia where he attended Midlothian High School. When he was a child his father worked for NASA on the Mars Viking Lander program.He won a scholarship to Southern California to study at the USC School of Cinema-Television where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He made two short films at USC, “The Goodbye Place” and “Visceral Matter”, before graduating in 1997.
Kelly received only $9,000 to write and direct his film, Donnie Darko in 2001 and was given a budget of just $4,500,000. This was his first feature and was nominated for 21 small awards and won 11 of them including a nomination for a Saturn Award. At the age of 25 he was considered too young to be a professional screenwriter and director. The film later ended up number 2 on the… read more
Not sure what to make of this film, felt like a Richard Kelly film and tasted like one too, it had its moments (Marsden in the pool of water floating above Diaz was really cool) and its problems (Diaz losing her southern accent on occasion). It's an interesting concept but I don't think it translated well on screen, could have been better.
The effort of trying to say we all think for our selves I give you one stars, I actually paid to see this movie. The end is strange yet really good, if it was the ending of another film so for that another star.
It's a pretty interesting week for theatrical releases, and we'll get to those in a moment, but it's an outstanding week for Robert Ryan
Découverte de Kelly et j’aurais dû commencer avec un autre film. Bon sang que c’est mauvais… La première partie crée une forme d’ambiance auquel je n’adhère pas du tout (notamment le coup du gamin… read review
I can honestly say this is the biggest disappointment of my teenage life. Coming from the genius behind Donnie Darko, I expected The Box to be one of, if not, the best Film of 2009. To say I was wrong… read review
Richard Kelly mungkin adalah sebuah “kasus” khusus yang terjadi di Hollywood. Memulai debut penyutradaraan layar lebarnya lewat Donnie Darko, yang dirilis pada 2001, film tersebut diterima oleh kritikus… read review