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An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

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Brahms Heelshire
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Mr. Heelshire
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Cole
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Sandy
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Storyline

Greta is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family's 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta's worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive. Written by STX Entertainment

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Every child needs to feel loved. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, and for some thematic material | See all certifications »

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22 January 2016 (USA)  »

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In a Dark Place  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,778,392 (USA) (22 January 2016)

Gross:

$35,794,166 (USA) (25 March 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cast members actually used the doll ("Brahms") to prank each other on the set. On one occasion, one of the cast members propped the doll up outside of the other actor's bathroom in their trailer to scare them. Upon seeing this, they hurled the doll outside of their trailer, and the crew had to repair it, and make a replacement doll. See more »

Goofs

Before Greta finds the Brahms doll sitting on the edge of her bed, she finds her shoes at her bedroom door. When she rushes back in fear, she makes no move to pick them up, nor does she trip on them. When Brahms places the sandwich at her door, the shoes are nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Greta Evans: You wouldn't hurt me, would you, Brahms?
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Connections

Referenced in Babysitting the Boy (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Magic Flute, K.260, Act II: Der Hölle Rache
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Bulgarian National Radio Synphony Orchestra
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what a waste
16 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Boy (2016) was for the first 1 hour a very simple and smooth rolling thriller film, though once it hit the last almost 18 minutes of the film the instant feeling of "what the f… did they do to this film" came over us. The ending of the film was the death of the movie, the acting, the story, everything just went to crap. The Boy (2016) had a simple thriller vibe going on, it wasn't great but it wasn't bad either then all of a sudden they through in the "let's hurry and destroy a movie" vibe and well the end.

If you watch The Boy (2016), watch your clock and once it hits 1 hour turn the film off to leave with a feeling that you watched something fairly done, the ending made us wish we'd never have watch it.


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When the suicide scene happened, I thought... ManWithDaPlan
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Brahms was lonely, but not a killer in my mind ManWithDaPlan
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