My Boy

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5.41 h 33 min201513+
The unsettling but heartfelt relationship between Sarah and a two year-old she calls Johnny hides a dark secret. Inspired by the loss of Laura Serafini, the director's daughter.
Directors
Giorgio Serafini
Starring
LaDon DrummondNatasha GreenJohnny Sinclair
Genres
Drama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
G.W. BaileySarah Ann SchultzBernie HillerJohn LathanGary DanilesJohn LoseeJudd LormandJohn GabrielPaige RobertsLaura Serafini
Producers
Giorgio SerafiniGiuseppe PedersoliLaDon Drummond
Studio
Shami Media Group
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3.0 out of 5 stars

59 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 15% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 29% of reviews have 1 stars
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MIFNPReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Glamorizes felony kidnapping. Very disturbing film!
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Very disturbing film. This is the story about a woman who kidnaps a little boy (whom she calls "Johnny") and her intimate relationship with him. The story is told in such a way where the audience almost feels complicit in her madness. We are tricked into believing their relationship is about love and nurturing and protection from danger. It is not. The audience does not learn about then boy's true identity until well into the film, after trying to figure out all of the period shifts and non-linear story changes. The movie starts off with the main character, Sarah, having a grand time with a little boy, who appears to be her son. They are shown laughing and playing and she is the "ever-doting" mother. You get the sense every time she calls him "Johnny" that something isn't right, but the film maker leaves you hanging by changing to different days frequently. On and on, scene after scene, we see these two as happy as can be. Then Sarah meets a stranger on a deserted road who asks her point blank what she's doing there with a baby. He knows she's hiding something, but apparently because he's atoning for his own sins of the past, chooses to ignore what is clearly criminal behavior (kidnapping) and decides to help her evade the authorities by giving her his vehicle.
The story just keeps chugging along slowly, and the viewer's support for the main character turns sour. I felt betrayed as a viewer. I invested my time and energy into this story line only to find the woman who is gleefully caring for this cute, baby boy is a deranged kidnapper. Sarah is beautiful, immaculately dressed, and stunning, so it was a visual juxtaposition from one who could be perceived as a baby-snatcher. The "bond" between Johnny and Sarah came off too cozy. Little children at that age are very distrustful of strangers. Johnny acted way too trustful with Sarah, which is why I thought she was his mother until mid-film. What a let-down.

The film maker (I read his own review of the film above. He gave himself 5 stars.) almost glamorizes kidnapping. The actress was superb, the little boy is cute as a button, and the visual aspect of this movie stunning. The constant shifting from day to day was difficult to follow. I hated the story. Sorry.
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Ms.MeganJReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
slow and horrible (beautiful little boy though)
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the one star is just for the cute little boy. The movie itself is beyond slow and horrible. Why did they drag this poor child into this stupid movie. poor kid :( i pretty much figured she kidnapped him from the start. but then she just left him in the truck....WTF?? at least give your location so they can find him quicker than go kill yourself. I'm a mad at this kids real parents for letting him take part in this movie.
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TateReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tough movie to watch
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SPOILERIt was an interesting story based on the knowledge of the directors (I think it was the director) similar experience in the loss of a child. 4 stars because I think the movie was made for therapeutic purposes. I can't recommend the movie, it was disturbing, as is the loss of children. I'm not so sure she took her life as another reviewer suggested.
?Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
I gave the movie 2 stars instead of 1 because I believe if they would have gave more of a story line and gave the characters more lives the story could have actually made for a good movie. I would not recommend at all
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Movie was very slow. I fast forward through to the plot of the story but the story still managed to drag on. I gave the movie 2 stars instead of 1 because I believe if they would have gave more of a story line and gave the characters more lives the story could have actually made for a good movie. I would not recommend at all.
2 people found this helpful
idahomeowReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't waste your time
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Horrible movie! So sorry I wasted time watching it. Poorly conceived and executed.
2 people found this helpful
margaret gheringReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring and confusing
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They chopped up the story so timeline was confusing. There was no satisfying end.
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Olga Z MedinaReviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Story dragged on so slowly that it was painful. I kept watching thinking the details would eventually ...
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Story dragged on so slowly that it was painful. I kept watching thinking the details would eventually be revealed in some dramatic way. But no there was no big moment. Just a slow building tension that was never resolved in any way. Don't waste your time.
3 people found this helpful
ddReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
the sound tracks are absolutely dreadful just overall a deathly boring film. don't waste 10 minutes of your time
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I kept watching even 1/2 hour into the movie no clear story line.. the sound tracks are absolutely dreadful just overall a deathly boring film. don't waste 10 minutes of your time
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