The Boy

The Boy

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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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 eight-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 twenty 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.
Publisher: Toronto : EOne Films, [2016]
Branch Call Number: BOY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mar 24, 2020 will just have to watch it, creepy. That was the intent of the creator, goal accomplished.

This movie wasn't what I expected, when the movie begins you have a hunch as to what direction the movies going in. However near the ending it take a twist, something completely unexpected. I'm not a big fan of scary movies, but I enjoyed this one.

Nov 02, 2018

Da Boy is not dat good.
Its doll gimmick sustains interest for the first half but the film falls apart later with standard monster fare.
Some viewers may be able to guess the outcome.

Oct 06, 2018

This mystery/thriller movie had an incredible concept with very poor execution. Greta agrees to be a nanny for an older couple, but when she arrives to care for the kid she finds out that the kid in her care is actually a doll. The doll was first purchased to replace the son that died twenty years earlier, which is already creepy on its own. But things get creepier when the doll begins to seem alive. I personally found it really hard not to laugh during certain scenes because the performances were so dramatic and the special effects weren’t even scary. I would rate this movie 2/5 stars and recommend it to younger kids who want to see a scary movie without actually getting scared. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Nov 08, 2017

Your run-of-the-mill, scare you out of your chair movie. It was just okay!

Aug 23, 2017

It's a good movie to watch with close friends and family. if you are into jump scares, this movie is just for you.

Feb 28, 2017

that was a good and scary movie

Feb 27, 2017

Great movie. It kept us guessing throughout.

Jan 02, 2017

You can see the blending of various horror movies. This movie, however, was able to raise the hairs on the back of the neck. Nice quirky horror. Dolls, kids, and animals are always great horror subjects if done right.

Dec 12, 2016

why spoil the movie for the rest of us , UGH !

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