The Boy (2016)
Movie: The Boy
- Director: William Brent Bell
- Writers: Stacey Menear
- Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, Jett Klyne, Lily Pater, Matthew Walker, Stephanie Lemelin
- Release Date: January 27, 2016
- Run Time: 1h 37min
- Genre: Horror, Thriller
Every child needs to feel loved.
The film follows Greta (the adorable Lauren Cohan), an American woman who has been hired to act as nanny for a prim and proper older couple’s child overseas in the UK. However, Greta is taken aback after learning that the “boy” is actually a child-sized doll that is treated by his “parents” as if he was a real, living being. He’s fed and taught lessons and kissed goodnight… a routine Greta is informed she must definitely follow. But when she begins to stray and ignore the rules set for her, strange things begin to happen, and it becomes all too clear that the doll might just be more “real” and “alive” than she could have imagined.