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THE BOY

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THE BOY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 97m 12s

Release date 19/02/2016

BBFCInsight strong sustained threat, violence

Genre(s) Horror, Thriller

Director(s) William Brent Bell

Cast includes Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, Jett Klyne, Lily Pater, Matthew Walker, Stephanie Lemelin

Summary THE BOY is a horror film about an American woman who comes to England to work as a nanny.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/02/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BOY is a horror film about an American woman who comes to England to work as a nanny.

Threat

There are sequences of strong sustained threat as characters are pursued through a house and threatened with violence.

There are also scary scenes in which it is suggested a doll might be haunted.

Violence

Moments of strong violence, such as people being stabbed, including sight of blood leaking out between a victim's fingers and a suggestion that a weapon is being twisted in a wound.

Other issues include a scene of implied suicide, in which a couple of characters put stones in their pockets and walk into a lake.

Sex references are mild, including a joke about procreation. A couple are seen kissing and undressing, but they are interrupted before anything further happens.

There is a discreet reference to a woman suffering a miscarriage.

Mild bad language includes uses of 'bloody, 'son of a bitch', 'shit' and 'Jesus Christ'.

Details

Title
THE BOY
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
09/02/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 12s
Approved footage
8748+0
BBFC reference
AFF332154
Registration number
CFJ38615

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