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The Boy (2016)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Greta Evans
... Malcolm
... Brahms Heelshire
... Mr. Heelshire
... Mrs. Heelshire
... Cole
... Brahms (Child)
Lily Pater ... Emily Cribbs
... Taxi Driver
... Sandy (voice)
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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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In a Dark Place  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,778,392, 24 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,794,166, 27 March 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,200,000, 18 March 2016
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2.35 : 1
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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

The telephone in the house makes the USA dead tone (blips) rather than the UK dead tone (a continuous tone). See more »

Quotes

Greta Evans: You wouldn't hurt me, would you, Brahms?
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Referenced in Babysitting the Boy (2016) See more »

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Nadine
Written and performed by Zach Broocke
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People are being too hard on this good movie, better than ANABELLE to me.
28 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

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OK, OK, i understand most peoples problems with this flick. It has some gaps, and some missing story elements. I read a couple of reviews, and people complained about things not being explained and impossible scenarios. But this move was super entertaining. I did not want to turn away, it kept me glued, and was fun. What else do you really want from a horror or mystery movie? It was original, and inventive, and the acting was good. Was it a perfect movie, no... but it was definitely worth watching, and if your on the fence about it, don't be, watch it. And i am picky.


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