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Brahms: The Boy II (2020)

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After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

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William Brent Bell

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Stacey Menear, Stacey Menear (based on characters created by)
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Complete credited cast:
Katie Holmes ... Liza
Christopher Convery ... Jude
Owain Yeoman ... Sean
Ralph Ineson ... Joseph
Daphne Hoskins ... Sophie
Keoni Rebeiro ... Will
Joely Collins ... Mary
Oliver Rice ... Liam
Anjali Jay ... Dr. Lawrence
Natalie Moon ... Pamela
Karl Mercer Karl Mercer ... Hospital Man
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The story is about a family moves to a house in a countryside after a son (Jude) and mother (Liza) both traumatised from an unexpected burglary. Jude finds a dirty, dusty porcelain doll and calls it Brahms. Everything then change in a sinister way because of the doll. Written by daphleung

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Rated PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images and thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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In Spain, the movie was released directly on VOD (digital platforms) and DVD, but it was previously screened in two theaters with a limited release in Barcelona (Phenomena) for two days, in a subtitled version, and a premiere in Madrid (Cines Dreams) for one day, in a dubbed version. See more »

Goofs

Although the guest house was supposed to be set in England, the power sockets and light switches are of US origin. See more »

Quotes

Jude: [from the trailer] It's okay to be scared sometimes/it's fun to be scared sometimes
[first lines]
Jude: I gottcha good did I
[last lines]
Jude: [looking at his reflection only to see Brahms staring back at him] I think we're gonna like it here Brahms... as long as they follow the rules
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Follows The Boy (2016) See more »

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An honest review from a fan of the original.
3 April 2020 | by SamJamieSee all my reviews

Brahms: The Boy II is a 2020 American supernatural horror film starring Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman, and Christopher Convery. A stand-alone sequel to the 2016 film The Boy, it is directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear, the respective director and writer of the original film. The plot follows a young boy who, after moving into a mansion with his parents following a traumatizing incident, finds a life-like doll he becomes attached to.

I was looking forward to watching this film, the original was a pleasant surprise for me and a film I have rewatched several times since it's release. This film would've benefitted more from a little better direction - the film follows Liza (Katie Holmes) trying to rebuild her life after a violent burglary took place whilst she was home with her son. Who, now traumatised by the ordeal only speaks with a notepad.

The film relies too much on dream sequences and jump scares and not enough on genuine frighting moments, which are much more effective. I felt the film for the most part was more about the family dynamic of the two parents and the son, with horror moments placed in between without much effort.

As the film begins it's third act, some revelations are revealed that, as other users have mentioned, tarnish the original films ending and make you question what the filmmakers were thinking. The films strong points in my opinion are the performances of the three leads, who are clearly giving their all despite what they are working with. Katie Holmes is great in the lead role and I've always wished she was in more films and the actor playing her son is also rather good. The film as a whole though is disappointing.

5/10


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Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,823,006, 23 February 2020

Gross USA:

$12,611,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,311,536
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Dolby Surround 7.1

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2.35 : 1
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