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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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William Brent Bell

Writer:

Stacey Menear
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lauren Cohan ... Greta Evans
Rupert Evans ... Malcolm
James Russell ... Brahms Heelshire
Jim Norton ... Mr. Heelshire
Diana Hardcastle ... Mrs. Heelshire
Ben Robson ... Cole
Jett Klyne ... Brahms (Child)
Lily Pater Lily Pater ... Emily Cribbs
Matthew Walker ... Taxi Driver
Stephanie Lemelin ... 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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Follow his rules. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

China | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In a Dark Place See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On February 25, 2015, STX Entertainment acquired the U.S. rights to the film and set the film for a February 5, 2016 release. However, in March 2015 the film was moved up to a January 22, 2016 release. See more »

Goofs

After Greta's first nightmare,she woke up and went to Brahms room where it was sitting in the chair with water in it's face looking like a tear, in this part she had a white shirt. She grabs it and puts it on bed and the next shoot she was looking to the attic in the room but with a blue shirt. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (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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Boy vs Expectations
11 September 2016 | by yehia_5000See all my reviews

I feel people are trying to rip this movie apart just for the sake of their arguments But as far as I'm concerned

The acting was more than decent ... Unlike most horror movies

Good production values ... Unlike most horror movies

Good direction and cinematography ... Unlike most horror movies

And above all , A story with actually a hint of Originality in it

...UNLIKE MOST HORROR MOVIES.

Yet, people are whining about "Umm, it should had stuck to the paranormal" ,or "that part is BS" ,and "it is not like Chucky or dead silence" .. *sigh*

Yes, it could have stuck to the paranormal , but guess what it 's been done a thousand times before , and believe it or not a scary movie that is not just "another ghost story" is a lot more original aka "better" .

And even the greatest movies has bullshit in them , and that goes for movies in general ... now try horror movies .

Chucky ... Dead Silence ... OMG , I think you guys are right ! , How dare a movie not deliver on your every expectation ?! , *phew* almost argued with crazy there.

In Conclusion

You would think we have seen enough bad to appreciate the good when we find it


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