Brahms: The Boy II (2020)
PG-13 | 1h 26min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 21 February 2020 (USA)
The story is about a family moves to a house in a countryside after a son (Jude) and mother (Liza) both traumatised from an unexpected burglary. Jude finds a dirty, dusty porcelain doll and calls it Brahms. Everything then change in a sinister way because of the doll.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images and thematic elements.
I don’t see the horror behind this movie, it feels to me – at most – like a slow haunted doll thriller with the lack of scares. The story is limited, a traumatized family moves to guest house where their kid, Jude finds Brahms the doll in the near forest and things starts to get weird around the family for not following the doll rules.
Nothing new here, the screenplay is dull and you can skip full minutes without losing any of the storyline, the character development is awful, the movie is well shot but with the lack of a strong plot it doesn’t add much. I think it’d have been a very good film if it was summed into a short film because clearly if they wanted this to succeed as a feature film they could’ve gone through the trouble of coming up with an interesting new idea or at least a single twist in the story, I believe this movie is an effort and a chance gone wasted. over all it’s watchable but won’t be enjoyable unless you watch it in 2x speed.
Director: William Brent Bell
Writer: Stacey Menear
Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery
Release Date: 21 February 2020 (USA)
Also Known As: Brahms: The Boy II
Filming Locations: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada