Ryan Reynolds stars as Paul Conroy in the 2010 film “Buried.” Conroy is a truck driver based in Iraq. He wakes up in a coffin buried alive bound and gagged with only a Zippo and a BlackBerry. He tries to call his wife and employers, but only gets their machines.
After leaving a message for them, he tries calling the FBI. They hang up on him before he can finish telling them his problem. He begins remembering what happened to him. He and other truck drivers had been ambushed by insurgents. Conroy finally gets ahold of the State Department and his kidnapper begins calling him asking for ransom and videos of Conroy.
Conroy’s day goes from bad to worse when his coworker is killed by his kidnapper and he is fired from his job for having an affair with that coworker. The film was given positive reviews and acclaim for what they did with one person in a coffin.