Watch: The Box 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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. 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 cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity..
Plot: 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. 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 cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.
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Rare thriller with a little extra
Recap: A young family, Norma and Arthur Lewis with their son Walter, is living a little over what they can afford get a very strange offer. A box, with a device with just a button on it arrives on their doorstep. Later in the afternoon a strange man, Mr Steward, explains the offer. Push the button, somewhere a person they don’t know will die, and they will get a million dollars. And they have 24 hours to decide. As expected, there is much more to Mr Steward than he lets on, and the Lewis’ get much more trouble than they bargained for.
Comments: A little peculiar but very good and suspenseful thriller with an ethical and moral dimension that is rarely seen. The box is a rare combination of an entertaining movie and a philosophical and ethical debate. What would you do given the same offer? Of course you wouldn’t take the money. Or would you? Honestly?
It is also a very good thriller. Full of suspense and odd developments, it’s a mystery story that really got an edge to it. Cameron Diaz and James Marsden play the couple that is given the offer, and does it surprisingly well. That Diaz can act in serious movies I had no doubt, but Marsden’s repertoire doesn’t contain that many thrillers of this type. But he does it well too.
The ethical and philosophical story does take a turn for special effects, a change I’m not sure is for the better. The movie’s strength is its dilemmas that the Lewis’ endure, and we with them. The special effects are quite good, but doesn’t add that much to the story, or the movie as a whole.
Still, it is one of these kind of movies that require a little effort from the audience. You got to keep up, think for yourself and decide along with the characters, and The Box is better because of it. It is not one of the average and run of the mill movies that just entertain, it comes with a few demands of its own. It makes the movie rise another level, adds an extra dimension that many simpler movies lack. I liked it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Richard Kelly
Writer Richard Kelly, Richard Matheson
Actors Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella
Country United States
Awards 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Laser Pacific Media Corporation, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,151 m (Sweden), 3,184 m (Portugal, 35mm)
Negative Format Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema