Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Boy is a "creepy doll" horror film. It's not entirely original, but it is well-made, and it could catch on with teen horror-hounds. While not overly gory, characters do die (both by stabbing and via suicide), words are written in blood on a wall, and there are scary sounds and jump-scares, characters fighting and being slammed around, and dead rats. A man and a woman kiss, moving toward sex, but they're interrupted; there's also some flirting and shots of a woman taking a shower (no graphic nudity) and wearing a towel and underwear. Language is infrequent but includes uses of "s--t," "bitch," and "hell." A character drinks wine in one sequence.
A man and a woman kiss passionately; they're clearly moving toward sex but are interrupted. She's shown in her underwear, taking a shower (no nudity), and wearing a towel. Flirting. A driver stares at a woman's cleavage in the rear-view mirror.
Character is stabbed in the neck and killed. Characters commit suicide by drowning. Fighting, shouting, slamming characters against walls and floors. Dead rats, with dripping blood. Writing in blood on wall. Two or three jump-scares. A violent, obsessive ex-boyfriend threatens and manhandles a woman. Animal heads. Scary noises.
At least two uses of "s--t," plus "son of a bitch, "hell," and "Jesus" (as an exclamation).
Advocates not being victimized or controlled by others.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A character drinks several glasses of wine by herself. Glass of beer shown at dinner.