The Boy | 2016

Directed by: William Brent Bell

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Main Plot

A young American woman takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village. Upon arrival, she is surprised to discover that her charge is not a child, but a life-sized doll that the couple treats as their son. As she follows the strict rules given to her, she starts to question her sanity.


  • Greta Evans, a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny for a boy in a remote English village.
  • Rupert Evans plays the character of Malcolm, who serves as the love interest and protector of the main character.
  • James Russell is a mysterious man who befriends the protagonist and helps uncover the dark secrets of the house.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "The Boy," it is revealed that the doll, Brahms, is not actually alive but rather manipulated by an adult man named Malcolm. Malcolm had been living in the walls of the house and controlling the doll to create the illusion of a living child. Greta, the protagonist, manages to escape with the help of her ex-boyfriend, Cole. They set the house on fire, destroying the doll and killing Malcolm. Greta and Cole leave the burning house, finally free from the haunting presence of Brahms.

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William Brent Bell Lauren Cohan Rupert Evans James Russell