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The Boy (2016) FILM REVIEW

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 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 Greta's worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.

*1/2 Stars

The Boy (2016)

Director: William Brent Bell

Screenplay by: Stacey Menear

Starring: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diane Hardcastle

Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, and for some thematic material

Running Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

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