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The Boy (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 14 March 2015 (USA)
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.
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Ben
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Marcus
Sam Morse ...
Derek
Andres Echavarria ...
Clayton
Maria Luisa Ruiz ...
Allyson
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Jennifer (as Amalia Santamaria)
Manuela Guerra ...
Sara
Hong Kyu Park ...
Tommy
Victoria Escobar ...
Lana
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

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Evil Always Begins Somewhere.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Based on the chapter "The Henley Road Motel" from the novel "Miss Corpus" by Clay McLeod Chapman. See more »

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The movie is set in 1989. When Ted and the other boy explore the sewer tunnel, Ted uses a multi-LED flashlight. LED flashlights were invented in 1998, and were not commercially available before 2001. See more »

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Performed by Thomas Smith and Wayne Perry
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A psychological gem
1 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I would advise viewers to ignore most of the critic reviews on this one. I was engrossed from start to finish. There are no car chases and no fancy plot twists, but The Boy is a thoroughly enthralling film about a young boy who not only is dealing with a lot of boredom living at and running a remote motel with his father, but is also experiencing a good deal of anger and angst over the fact that his mother left them.

The actors were outstanding, and I was impressed by the character development. Some have complained that the movie is "too slow," but I think the pace captures the boy's experience quite well, and offers up chilling dinner table fodder. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a solid psychological thriller.


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