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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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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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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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

This is Lauren Cohan's first role in a horror movie. See more »

Goofs

When Greta gets out of the car to open the gate she leaves the door open, however after she opens the gate the car door is closed. 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

Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85: IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro ma non troppo
Composed by Edward Elgar
Performed by Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
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I wanted more from this film.
10 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a film that promised so much and just couldn't deliver throughout the 97 minute film. While promising a somewhat predictable but always scary story line of a demonic living doll, "The Boy" just seems to leave you craving more. Lauren Cohan does a rather good job of portraying the character "Greta Evans" even though Greta's character is slightly underdeveloped, which is a surprise if you follow Lauren's ability to build her character on "The Walking Dead". You are never quite sure of Greta's full background as a character other than she is running from some unknown catastrophic event in her characters past, until close to the end of the film.

The supporting cast does a mediocre job at supporting this small cast, while the story line slows to an uncontrollable bore fest during the middle of the film. The shining glory of "The Boy" is the fresh twist towards the end of the film, will leave that for you to find out. Even still the ending is exciting and surprising but very short lived.

Over all "The Boy" is a lackluster movie sure to NOT BE the next classic horror film of this century.


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