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The Boy (2015)

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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morse ... John Henley
Jared Breeze ... Ted Henley
Rainn Wilson ... William Colby
Bill Sage ... Sheriff Deacon Whit
Mike Vogel ... Dad
Zuleikha Robinson ... Mom
Aiden Lovekamp ... Ben
David Valencia ... Marcus
Sam Morse Sam Morse ... Derek
Andres Echavarria Andres Echavarria ... Clayton
Luisa Brooke Luisa Brooke ... Alyson
Amalia Santa Maria Amalia Santa Maria ... Jennifer (as Amalia Santamaria)
Manuela Guerra Manuela Guerra ... Sara
Hong Kyu Park Hong Kyu Park ... Tommy
Victoria Escobar Victoria Escobar ... Lana
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Evil Always Begins Somewhere.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Henley See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia

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Color
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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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I'd rather watch paint dry.
9 October 2015 | by emberstonepierceSee all my reviews

To be honest, it seemed like an interesting idea that simply didn't work as a film. Although there's some great acting, the plot moves so slowly that it's like pulling teeth. I found myself getting very bored quite early on and things just never really picked up from there. The characters are interesting and well developed, but just don't seem to engage the audience, leaving you with little sympathy for them as events unfold. As always, I stuck with this movie to the end hoping that it would improve or that I'd be dazzled by some shocking twist in the plot towards the end, but to no avail. As a study into mental health disorders or the origins of psychotic or sociopathic behaviour it's probably excellent - as an entertaining movie to watch one evening at home, unfortunately it fails on many levels and leaves you wondering why you bothered to waste your time.


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