The Boy

The Boy

DVD - 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: [Canada] :, Entertainment One,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE BOY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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ScorchingSun
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.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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firefly5
Nov 08, 2017

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

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KorrAnn
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.

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blue_cheetah_3262
Feb 28, 2017

that was a good and scary movie

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Mitzi352
Feb 27, 2017

Great movie. It kept us guessing throughout.

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gurujr
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.

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Justice4life314
Dec 12, 2016

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

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ptv023
Nov 27, 2016

Fun viewing- an old-fashioned slightly-gothic horror story with quite a twist.

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Hyacinth22
Nov 26, 2016

This wasn't a horror movie but scary in that it was super creepy. I liked it. Don't read the reviews here because people enjoy posting spoilers.

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