The Boy

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): William Brent Bell
Production: STX Entertainment
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Apologies, Miss...

I didnt know how

else to wake you.

The Heelshires had to

step out for a moment.

They beg your pardon, Miss, and

ask that you wait in the parlour.

Its like something out

of a storybook, isn't it?

The Heelshires already

taken care of that.

- And I put your things inside.

- Thanks.

Is anyone up there?


Is anyone up here?

Hi there.


Believe it or not, I was... I was

actually trying not to scare you.

No, I'm sorry I jumped, I thought

I heard something upstairs, so...

- You're right.

- Yes, sorry. It's so stupid.

- Are you Mr. Heelshire?

- No.

I know you are not. Yet.

No, Im the grocery boy.

Grocery man.

I own the store actually.

- Okay, Im Malcolm by the way.

- Hi.

-You must be here for the nanny's job.

-Yeah, Greta Evans.

Ive got some groceries to unpack

downstairs, if you want to join me?

I can give you a tour of

such exotic locations... the pantry and bread bin.

Is that interests you?

Sounds great. Sure.

Lead the way.

- You are American, yeah?

- Yeah.

My first trip to the UK.

Alright, let me guess...

California, right?


- In this.

- Yeah. Those in the basket.

Im usually so good at these things.

Ive got a touch of the gift.

The gift?

Prognosticator. Clairvoyant.

Whatever you like to call it.

I had a grandmother

that read tea-leaves.

My mother read palms, so...

Okay, what do you read?

- Me?

- Yeah.

Chewing gum.

No kidding.

We dont get to choose

our gifts, Miss Evans.

Come on, if you...

If youll allow me...

- Let me show you.

- Allow you to...

Yeah, I am gonna read your gum.

I'm a professional, trust me.


Oh My God.



Interesting teeth marks.

I see that youre a writer,

from Phoenix, Montana.

It looks like youve come here to be

inspired by the English countryside.

To get away from the hustle and

bustle of your life in the U.S. of A.

- No.

- Close?

Not at all. No.

- Okay, one more try.

- Okay.

Okay? Just one.

Okay, Okay, I see what went wrong.

It's very... It's

very obvious now.

I see a dark past.

On the run from someone, are we?

That's what it looks like.

Absolutely not.

Im afraid that was my

best attempt at flirting.

Believe it or not Im actually

considered charming in this country.

It's okay.

Its amazing that any of us manage

to procreate at all really.

- Bread?

- Yeah, in the cupboard behind you.

So whats... what's

the family like?

Well theyre nice, you know...


There very generous.

As good a people as

youll ever hope to meet.

And their son?

- Brahms?

- Brahms.

He is...

Im not sure quite how

to explain it, but...

Mrs. Heelshire.

Its so nice to

finally meet you.

Where are your shoes?

Brahms is very excited

to meet you, Miss Evans.

Hes never met an

American before.

Im very excited

to meet him too.

I was sure I left my

shoes right here.

Theyll turn up. Its Brahms.

He can be playful.

- I assume you brought other shoes?

- Yes.

Let's hurry up. We've kept

them waiting long enough.

Her name is Miss Evans. We want you

to be on your very best behaviour.


Miss Evans, allow me to introduce

Mr. Heelshire.

Miss Evans.

And this... our son, Brahms.

So youve met Brahms then?

How are you doing, Brahms?

Now, you take it

easy on Miss Evans.

Shes traveled a long

way just to meet you.

Ill be off then. The

bill is on the table.

Pleasure to meet you, Miss Evans.

Hope to see you on my next deliver.

- Thank you, Malcolm.

- Of course.

Its so nice to

meet you, Brahms.

I hope you and I can be friends.

Daddy, will you please take Miss

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