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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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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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Every child needs to feel loved. See more »


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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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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$35,794,166 (USA) (25 March 2016)
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In Spain the movie was released directly on VOD (digital platforms) and DVD, but was previously screened in 2 theaters, with a limited release in Barcelona (Phenomena) for 2 days -subtitled version- and a premiere in Madrid (Cines Dreams) for 1 day -dubbed version-. See more »

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The house in the movie is not typical of those seen in the United Kingdom, more in line with those in America. 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 »

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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Really not as bad as some as these reviews are making it out to be.
13 May 2016 | by (Youngstown, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I'm an avid IMDb user. This is actually my first time writing a review though. I felt inclined after browsing through other's reviews saying how horrible this movie was. It was actually a lot better than I expected. I wasn't in a huge hurry to see it, but I'm happy I watched it. I haven't been a fan of many newer horror movies with the exception of It Follows, but I recommend watching this with an open mind. There's a twist that makes it worth while and I must admit, I didn't see it coming a mile away. Perfect ending to my mini Friday the 13th marathon. -- -- -- -- ----- ----- -----—------------ -----—------—----------------------------- ---


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