Director Richard Kelly ("Donnie Darko") has done 5 films, but in "The Box" he gets marquee names to star in it - Cameron Diaz and James Marsden. The premise of the movie is intriguing: would you push a button that would kill an anonymous person while you get $1 million in return ?
This morality tale soon turns into a bizarre tale of horror filled with conspiracies, mysticism and the occult. The end product feels quite freaky and lopsided. It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Diaz and Marsden star as the couple who gets the mysterious box from the preternatural Frank Langella - with half of his face missing!
We love mind-benders, but this one gets our nerves for being too unfocused. Only James Marsden made this flick barely watchable; even Cameron Diaz seemed spaced out!
Twilight Zone of Confusion!
Actor Kirk Cameron met Marsden while the latter was on a Hawaiian holiday with his family. Then Marsden gets an invitation from Cameron to visit him in Hollywood. And the rest is history.