The Boy


I said, on a recent tweet that I wouldn’t be viewing “The Boy” in the theaters, due to the spoiler-filled trailer. Well, I found myself with a day off and free pass.. so I went for it.

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.

I went in, cautiously optimistic – having been mildly disappointed by other haunted doll stories, such as Annabelle, in the last year – and also being let down by Hollywood time and time again in the genre. Well, I just came from the theater and I can honestly say.. I owe the makers of The Boy an apology, because it was actually good.

The story is dark. The acting was very good. The mood and general feel was very creepy. And then the third act.. just when I thought it was going to go one way, they threw me a curve ball and brought in a twist ending that, I’ve seen in other movies, but, I didn’t see coming this time!

I don’t want to spoil too much, because it’s still out in the theaters, but I can say that this one carries the CinemaUnrest Seal of Approval

Author: Jethal