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Quick Question About The Buried Trailer

By Gabe Delahaye / May 3, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Buried trailer, you guys:

OK, so, if you haven’t already heard about it, Buried was one of the breakout films screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it created a major bidding-war among the studios. It stars Ryan Reynolds as a civilian contractor in Iraq who has been abducted and buried alive in a coffin with a lighter, a flashlight, and a cell phone. And that’s about it. The movie is, by all accounts, an hour and a half of Ryan Reynolds being buried alive in a coffin with a lighter, a flashlight, and a cell phone, and nothing else. Oooh! Claustrophobic! I guess the cell phone gets reception because the box hasn’t been buried very deep? Sure. Right. Fair enough, although I have trouble getting cell phone reception in my APARTMENT sometimes, but that is not my question.

My question for the Buried trailer is the following:

WHEN YOU DIAL 9-1-1 IN IRAQ DO YOU REALLY JUST GET SOME BORED SOUNDING MIDWESTERN AMERICAN 9-1-1 OPERATOR WHO DOESN’T WANT YOU TO WASTE HER TIME?

Now, admittedly, I haven’t seen this movie*. Maybe he isn’t buried in Iraq. But if that’s the case then he is a civilian contractor in Iraq who gets abducted and kept unconscious for the 13 hour or longer flight (plus transportation to and from both airports) to the US and then also kept unconscious for however long it takes to get him to a remote location, put the flashlight, lighter, and cell phone in his coffin, and bury that coffin. If that is what happens, then there are other questions, because I think this is a particularly difficult time for violent Iraqi dissidents to travel to the United States with unconscious American civilian contractors they intend to bury in the ground. But if that is the case, I retract my question.

Otherwise my question stands. And I have a follow-up:

I don’t have any desire to see this?

*And I haven’t been to Iraq.