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      The Boy Next Door

      2015, Mystery & thriller, 1h 30m

      139 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      The Boy Next Door may get a few howls out of fans of stalker thrillers, but for most viewers, it won't even rise to "so bad it's good" status. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      When a handsome, charming teenager named Noah (Ryan Guzman) moves in next door, newly separated high-school teacher Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) encourages his friendship and engages in a little bit of harmless -- or so she thinks -- flirtation. Although Noah spends much of the time hanging out with Claire's son, the teen's attraction to her is palpable. One night, Claire gives in to temptation and lets Noah seduce her -- but when she tries to end the relationship, he turns violent.

      • Rating: R (Sexual Content/Nudity|Language|Violence)

      • Genre: Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Rob Cohen

      • Producer: Jason Blum, John Jacobs, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Jennifer Lopez

      • Writer: Barbara Curry

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $35.4M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Smart Entertainment, Blumhouse, The Medina Company, Nuyorican Productions

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

      Cast & Crew

      Jennifer Lopez
      Ryan Guzman
      John Corbett
      Ian Nelson
      Lexi Atkins
      Hill Harper
      Jack Wallace
      Adam Hicks
      Francois Chau
      Kent Avenido
      Rob Cohen
      Barbara Curry
      Couper Samuelson
      Jeanette Volturno
      Zac Unterman
      Dave McFarland
      Charles Varga
      Michel Aller
      Randy Edelman
      Nathan Barr
      Courtney Hoffman
      Lisa Son

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      • Jul 11, 2016

        The Hollywood pitch for this movie was probably something like... "it's Fatal Attraction but instead of a married man being stalked it's America's favorite MILF, Jennifer Lopez." If that sounds crude... well... so is this movie. Crude in its script and production. It's too bad that the subject matter - a middle-aged woman allows herself to be seduced by a high school student - wasn't taken more seriously. Instead, everything is played for cheap thrills and the movie can't even deliver those.

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      • Aug 31, 2015

        Jennifer Lopez stars in The Boy Next Door, a mediocre psychological thriller. After separating from her husband a lonely housewife named Claire Peterson has an illicit affair with a young man who's recently moved in next door to take care of his infirmed uncle; but when Claire tries to break off the relationship he becomes obsessive and violent. It's really a formulaic plot, and the characters are little more than clichéd stereotypes. Additionally, the performances are piss-poor; especially Lopez. However, Rob Cohen's directing is pretty good: bringing tension to the scenes and creating a sinister undertone. While it's able to deliver a few thrills, The Boy Next Door is a generic and uninspired film.

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      • Aug 22, 2015

        I was really looking forward to seeing this as I love a good psycho thriller. I have liked a few of Jennifer Lopez's movies too over the years. Wow. So glad I rented this before buying. How disappointing. Though the ingredients are all there, it just doesn't quite work. It's not scary, the guy isn't that convincing. And the ending is abrupt. Other movies in this genre are so much better. Even the much criticised Swimfan was better than this. Much better. I don't know, maybe I like it better when it's a crazy girl doing this crap.

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      • Jan 23, 2015

        View my full thoughts here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC3rnTO1IL4 What happened to you Rob Cohen? Dating back to the early days of the 2000's, he began his feature film career with "The Fast and the Furious," and only going downhill from there, he directs this film in one of his weakest attempts yet. Being shot in only 25 days, "The Boy Next Door" follows a teacher who is going through a rough patch with a cheating husband and a son who get's picked on in school. When a new kid moves in with his uncle next door, a little fling slowly turns into an obsession between them and so the cliched plot ensues. This film is one of the worst films to come out in a while and I have no recollection of any mildly enjoyable moments throughout this film. I mean sure, if you are drunk with some friends you will laugh your ass off at the bombastic plot twists and terrible acting, but that does not make this a good film. Jennifer Lopez is nothing special, Ryan Guzman was fun in the "Step Up" films, but he has lost his touch as well. Dull filmmaking, horrible script-writing, and acting that is incredibly wooden, "The Boy Next Door" is an atrocious picture. Stay away.

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