THE BOY tells the story of Greta (Lauren Cohan), a young woman who gets a job as a nanny in a village located quite far from urban areas. On arriving at the house he was going to, he met with Mr. and Mrs. Heelshire, a pair of middle-aged men and women. Greta instead of getting a job to care for children, even getting the job fairly strange, he must take care of the doll little boy who was 8 years old. Initially Greta considers Mr. and Mrs. Heelshire was joking, but slowly he mengatahui that both parents had once had a child and had died 20 years ago. And this time, Mr. and Mrs. Heelshire assume the doll as a child of their own, they took care of it properly stuffed and loving.