The Boy parents guide

The Boy

Your son is a dummy ... really!

Overall B-

A young woman doesn't realize when she accepts a job as a nanny that her young charge is not a boy -- but a life sized doll. As she tries to understand the parents, who lost their real son years earlier, she begins to wonder if the strange situation may be even stranger than it appears.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity C+
Substance Use B-

Why is The Boy rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Boy PG-13 for violence and terror, and for some thematic material.

Run Time: 98 minutes

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The Boy
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Boy rated PG-13? The Boy is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence and terror, and for some thematic material.

Violence: A violent altercation involving multiple characters includes characters being hit with large objects and beaten against walls and floors. A character is stabbed multiple times with an ice pick. Some blood effects are seen. Characters are shown weighting their jackets down with rocks and walking into a body of water to commit suicide. Some violence involves a female character who is a victim of a male character breaching a restraining order. Many scenes involve characters in threatening or frightening situations and include “jump scenes” where images and sounds are intended to frighten the audience.

Sexual Content: An unmarried man and woman begin to embrace and kiss on a bed, but their actions are interrupted.

Language: Infrequent profanities include at least two scatological terms, a mild profanity and at least three uses of Christian deity as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Brief tobacco use. A character drinks multiple glasses of wine.

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The Boy
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Violence.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Horror, Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "The Boy"

Cast and Crew

The Boy is directed by William Brent Bell and stars Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Ben Robson.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Boy movie is May 10, 2016. Here are some details…

The Boy releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy) on May 10, 2016. There are no special features included with the movie.

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