Review of The Box
Potential viewers of Richard Kelly's interpretation (and expansion) of the short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson should know in advance that it would be unfair to compare The Box to his previous film Donnie Darko. There is no comparison. One is original and at times brilliant, the other not so much. It's not hard to guess which is which.
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Director: Richard Kelly
Theatrical release: 11/09/2009.
DVD release: 02/23/2010.
Studio: Warner Bros.
Cast: Norma Lewis (Cameron Diaz), Arthur Lewis (James Marsden), Arlington Steward (Frank Langella), Walter Lewis (Sam Oz Stone), Norm Cahill (James Rebhorn), Dick Burns (Holmes Osborne), Lana Burns (Celia Weston), Dana (Gillian Jacobs).
Running time: 115 minutes.
Based on the short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson.
Also available: The Box (Blu-ray disc)
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