Monster in a Box (2003)




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Gray's third performance film is a document of his experiences as a procrastinating novelist; the title refers to Gray's 1900-page manuscript, which is two years past deadline.
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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New Line Cinema


Spalding Gray
as Himself

Critic Reviews for Monster in a Box

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Amazing how talking can be so good!

October 25, 2002

Lacks the freshness of Swimming to Cambodia.

October 11, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

Depends on your Spaulding Gray tolerance. Mine isn't this high.

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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January 3, 2007

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June 13, 2005

Audience Reviews for Monster in a Box

Too much Spalding Gray. Considering this is a movie about Spalding Gray, perhaps this should not come as any great shock.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Spalding Gray crafts a nice follow-up to SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA, and Nick Broomfield does a nice job serving the material by basically doing what Jonathan Demme did the first time.

Justin Remer
Justin Remer

Probably the most emotional and deep Gray monologue (between 'Anatomy' and 'Cambodia'). Very funny and interesting story about his writing process, living in LA, and just plain nothing spun into something. I've got to find that fourth monologue now.

Cory Beaudoin
Cory Beaudoin

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