After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive. Director: William Brent Bell. Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. A platform with food for all of them.
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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. While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing A group of women involved in the Women's Liberation Movement hatched a plan to invade Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge
Check out the lineup of new movies and shows streaming on Netflix this month, including The Trial of the Chicago 7. See the full list. Greta, a young American woman, takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village and discovers 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 ago. When she violates a list of strict rules, her worst nightmare is brought to life by a series of disturbing, inexplicable events and she comes to believe that the doll is alive.
The Boy certainly has its moments of shock value but the sluggish story feels lukewarm for the most part. It is such a shame that The Boy could not capitalize any further on its strange and hypnotic inclinations. The Boy was much more successful than I imagined it could be. There were so many elements that worked in its favor such as the acting and an interesting plot line. One of the more successful entries in the evil doll sub-genre, poking fun at itself at all the right moments.