The Box parents guide

The Box

Overall C

If there is no such thing as a free lunch, then there is surely no such thing as a no-strings-attached magic box that can grant you a million dollars. Yet when such a mysterious gift is placed in the hands of Norma and Arthur Lewis (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden), the temptation to take the money may prove greater than their concern for the consequences.

Release date November 6, 2009

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity B-
Substance Use C

Why is The Box rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Box PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Box rated PG-13? The Box is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.

Characters are shot and kidnapped in this film. Children are shown locked in bathrooms. A dead woman is found lying in her blood. Numerous characters experience nosebleeds. Officers descend on crime scenes with their guns drawn. A man has a gun held to his head. Two characters are involved in a violent car accident. A teen mocks adult characters. Adults drink at social events and home as well as smoke. Characters are shown suffering from mental and emotional anguish. Profanities and terms of Deity are used.

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The Box
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Disturbing Content.
Quebec G Not recommended for young children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Box"

Cast and Crew

The Box is directed by Richard Kelly and stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Box movie is February 16, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 16 February 2010

Open up the mysteries contained in The Box with the home video release of the movie.

The Box releases on DVD in widescreen, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Bonus materials consist of the featurette, Richard Matheson: In His Own Words.

The Box releases on Blu-ray Disc in a widescreen presentation, with audio tracks in 5.1 DTS-HD MA (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish. Extras include:

- Commentary by director Richard Kelly.

- Featurettes: The Box: Grounded in Reality, Richard Matheson: In His Own Words, Music Video Prequels and Visual Effects Revealed.

- DVD & Digital Copy versions of the film

Related home video titles:

Cameron Diaz plays a mother who goes to almost any extent to prolong the life of her dying child in My Sister’s Keeper. She also plays a woman who learns to appreciate the differences between her and her sibling after attempting to walk In Her Shoes.

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