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The Boy

The Boy

Every child needs to feel loved.
  • Can you please pass the salt?

A young American woman 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 her worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.


98 minutes, No persons under 13 (Violence, Horror)
Horror, Thriller.

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Credits
Cast
Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diane Hardcastle, Ben Robson, Jett Klyne
Director
WIlliam Brent Bell
ScreenplayStacy Menear
MusicBear McCreary
CinematographyDaniel Pearl
EditingBrian Berdan
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byHuayi Brothers Media, Lakeshore Entertainment, STX Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreHorror
LanguageLow to mild, very infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, moderate impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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ViolenceSexLanguage
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ConsumerismDrinking, drugs, smoking
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Die BurgerRozanne Els quote icon 2
Cape TimesFrank Scheck quote icon 5
International Media
Metacritic.com10 critics8
Metacritic.com63 users14
RottenTomatoes.com37 critics8
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer6
RottenTomatoes.com13243 users10
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 9
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Staff evaluation quote icon 10
IMDB6909 Netizens quote icon 12
Average .. 42%8


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