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Thursday night's series finale of Parenthood left many fans with tears streaming down their face. Between Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) death and Hank (Ray Romano) and Sarah's (Lauren Graham) wedding, the finale made it hard to say goodbye. Good news, we have more Bravermans for you! Check out these deleted scenes that didn't make it into the very last episode. In this first clip, Seth (John Corbett) returns to meet his new grandson. "I want to be in his life. I want to be a better grandpa to him than I was to you and Drew if you give me that chance, »
- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow
If you have any tissues leftover from Thursday’s Parenthood series finale, we’ve found a good use for them.
NBC has released three deleted scenes from the drama’s last two episodes, including John Corbett’s return as Seth, who surprises Sarah and Amber with a visit to see his grandson.
Also featured in the videos below: The Braverman kids roast Sarah for the men she’s dated since moving back home — who else completely forgot about the forklift guy from Tns? — and Ruby gives her dad some crucial fashion advice before he ties the knot.
One scene that »
Viewers bid “Parenthood” a tearful farewell last night (leading the beloved drama to its best demo ratings in three seasons), but you can spend a little extra time with the Braverman clan thanks to three deleted scenes NBC just released from the series finale.
Perhaps the most satisfying clip for longtime fans comes as an extension of a scene in Amber’s (Mae Whitman) apartment, in which her father Seth (John Corbett) pays a surprise visit to meet his grandson, Zeek.
In a second deleted scene, the Braverman siblings share a family dinner with their parents before Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) wedding, and the family takes the opportunity to roast the bride-to-be over her long list of exes.
In the final clip, Hank (Ray Romano) struggles to dress for the big day, sharing a sweet moment with his daughter.
While it’s hard to say goodbye, creator Jason Katims didn »
- Laura Prudom
Last night's "Parenthood" series finale (my review is here) featured a whole lot of new developments for the Bravermans, but it didn't have room for everything Jason Katims and company shot. In an interview with TVLine, Katims alluded to several scenes he found painful to cut, including the first meeting between Amber and Scott Porter's single dad character, as well as the return of John Corbett as Sarah's ex-husband Seth, who comes back to town to get a first look at his grandson. NBC just released a trio of deleted scenes from the episode, and while the Amber/Jason Street scene isn't one of them, Seth's poignant return is: In a more amusing vein: the Original Six Bravermans get together before Sarah's nuptials, mainly so they can recall the many, many, many other men she had flings with over the life of the series before she met Hank: Finally, »
- Alan Sepinwall
“It’s a big episode, and there was a lot of story to tell,” Katims said of the swan song. “We had to make several really brutal cuts in order to get the show to time, and that’s even with the network giving us some extra screen time, which was wonderful.”
Among the scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor: a sweet sequence between John Corbett’s Seth and his newborn grandson, as well as »
Jennifer Lopez takes on a role unlike any other we’ve seen her play before in Rob Cohen’s new psychological thriller, “The Boy Next Door,” directed from a screenplay by Barbara Curry. When Claire (Lopez) parts ways with her cheating husband (John Corbett) of 18 years, her handsome young neighbor (Ryan Guzman) makes his move on […]
- Sheila Roberts
This week Jennifer Lopez stars in "The Boy Next Door," a suburban psychosexual thriller where Lopez plays a recently separated teacher who has an affair with the (legally of-age) boy next door (Ryan Guzman), only to find her on the receiving end of brutal harassment and some profane graffiti (among other things). This is a movie that is so bad that it eclipse its own awfulness and becomes kind of good again. If I had seen it on opening night, in a packed theater full of screaming, susceptible fans, then I probably would have had the time of my life with it. Instead, I was in a stuffy midtown screening room and while there were certainly jolts of approval from the everyday folks the studio sneaked in, it was hard not to snicker in derision every chance we could.
If you're not going to see "Boy Next Door," or maybe »
- Drew Taylor
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, January 16th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Wide The Boy Next Door Director: Rob Cohen Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth Synopsis: "A psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes too far." Cake Director: Daniel Barnz Cast: Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Jennifer Aniston, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Adriana Barraza Synopsis: "While struggling with her own trauma, a woman in a chronic-pain support group begins to investigate the suicide of a fellow group member and develops an unexpected relationship with the woman’s husband." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (16 reviews) The Loft Director: Erik Van Looy Cast: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra Synopsis: "The story of five guys who »
- Steve Greene
Universal Pictures released their new drama/thriller flick, "The Boy Next Door" into theaters today, and the top,major movie critics have delivered their reviews. It turns out that most of them just didn't take to it too well, giving it an overall 31 score out of a possible 100 across 27 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The movie stars: Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett, Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below. Claudia Puig at USA Today, gave it a 63 score, stating: "Predictable and foolishly unsuspecting characters react in ways that make you want to shake them. But there's an undeniable sense of silly fun in this erotic thriller." Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade. He said: "Boy's premise reeks of stalker-movie mothballs, and it's too timid to fully dive into the high camp it hints at. Instead, this cookie just crumbles. »
Whether or not you will like The Boy Next Door will be largely determined by your reaction to the film’s trailer. Yes, the trailer makes the movie seem like it’s standard sexy-stalker fare (which, to be honest, it basically is), but there are a few moments in there which make you realize how devilishly tongue-in-cheek it is—most notably, a particular moment at the end of the trailer.
Let me set the stage for you: A lonely would-be-divorcée is secretly confronted in her own dining room in the presence of her own son by the psycho teenage hunk with whom she had an illicit one-night stand and whom is now blackmailing her. The tension builds, the son stays ignorant to what exactly is going on, and the son then proceeds to innocently ask if the psycho teenage hunk wants some chocolate chip cookies the mother baked. Cue the »
- Sean Hutchinson
Some movies are so much better than the sum of their parts that they defy easy explanation. A director suddenly shifts his visual style; an actor shows a previously unknown knack for comedy or drama; a screenwriter breathes life into a property we all assumed was dead. We marvel at the result, talk about how it never should have happened, and praise those involved for safeguarding their creativity against the corporate machinations of the industry. These films demonstrate the success of art in the face of commerce. And then there are movies like The Boy Next Door, which could only exist in a place like Hollywood. It takes a special kind of ignorance to think that Jennifer Lopez and Kristin Chenoweth’s characters are believable as best friends or that the 27-year-old Ryan Guzman would get carded in a bar, let alone be a high school student. This is a film that sets up the titular boy »
- Matthew Monagle
The unusually stupid The Boy Next Door is a ‘bunnyboiler’, a Fatal Attraction-inspired thriller that teaches a valuable lesson about the dangers of hooking up with nutjobs. Jennifer Lopez plays Claire Peterson, a 40-ish teacher living with her 16-year old son Kevin (Ian Nelson) after kicking out her cheating husband (John Corbett). Her foray back to the dating scene is a disaster so she soon turns her attentions to Noah (Ryan Guzman) a hunky 19-year old who has moved in with his ailing Grandpa next door (and whose biceps are introduced before he his). At first Noah is a perfect gentleman. He repairs her garage door, replaces her alternator, and helps Kevin, who’s being bullied at school, gain the confidence to ask out the cutie that works at the local hardware store. After pie and flirting and cookies, Claire and Noah finally knock boots one night while Kevin is away with dad. »
- Tom Stockman
Chicago – There was a different kind of vibe coming from the thriller “The Boy Next Door,” different than what is expected when hearing “Jennifer Lopez as teacher caught in a scandal with a student.” But for every piece of original thinking, there was a fear of making it too different.
A Jennifer Lopez film that is willing to have a steamy J-Lo love scene, a new attitude for the typical male high school dream boat, plus inappropriate violence and nudity can’t be all bad, especially when anticipating (or not) a flick with Lopez’s name above the title. There are a few – dare I say – Hitchcockian nuggets in the scenario, with some of them actually landing, but overall the necessity to make everything come out right for the J-Lo character was enough to torpedo the overall result. This is not a bad film, but it is lacking.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Title: The Boy Next Door Director: Rob Cohen (‘The Fast and the Furious’) Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth The initial observations into a person’s seemingly well-meaning actions and decisions can be deceivingly unreliable, as people can often be skillfully hiding the actual motivations behind their true intentions and feelings. The new independent thriller, ‘The Boy Next Door,’ intriguingly sets out to prove that first impressions aren’t always the right ones, as people often harbor darker secrets and intentions as they strive to achieve their true ambitions. The film, which was directed by ‘The Fast and the Furious’ helmer Rob Cohen, brilliantly features a [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
God help me, but I had a blast with The Boy Next Door, Rob Cohen’s wickedly dark, psycho-sexual thriller starring Jennifer Lopez as a disenchanted woman who learns a painful lesson in why it doesn’t pay to get caught up in an affair with a much younger man, as his obsession with her takes some dangerous turns that puts everyone around her in jeopardy. I’m usually someone who takes a bit more level-headed approach when it comes to film, but in terms of voyeuristic entertainment, The Boy Next Door is just plain ol’ fun and manages to be a lot more thoughtful than many of its provocative peers.
The story in The Boy Next Door is pretty straightforward; after learning that her husband (John Corbett) cheated on her with a co-worker, Claire Peterson (Lopez) is struggling to keep her family together and gain back some of her own identity as well. »
- Heather Wixson
Psychosexual thrillers are like cookies. They're fairly simple to make and if you have the key ingredients, chances are they will probably taste good no matter your level of culinary skill. Then again, if something is off – too much of one thing, not enough of the other – then you'll notice immediately and become displeased. This is certainly the case with "The Boy Next Door," a limp psychosexual thriller that takes a promisingly trashy conceit (a sexy high school teacher played by Jennifer Lopez befriends and has sex with a handsome, but technically legal, young man next door) and does absolutely nothing with it, and saddles it with wooden performances, poor staging, and a complete lack of conviction. It reaches a nearly operatic level of ineptitude. When the movie begins, beautiful high school literature teacher Claire Peterson (Lopez) is dealing with the new reality of her life separated from her husband »
- Drew Taylor
It’s not as campy as Showgirls, but Lopez’s cougar tryst gone awry with a young neighborhood buck makes the perfect accompaniment to white zinfandel on tap
“Dude, you Gotta read The Iliad.” So encourages Noah Sandborn, the titular boy next door, surprisingly versed in Greek literature for someone who seems more growth hormone than man. Sandborn is played by Ryan Guzman, introduced bicep-first when he glides into frame to help his neighbour with a wonky garage door.
That neighbour is the newly separated mother and high school classics teacher Claire Peterson, played by the sexy-but-still-comfortably-attired Jennifer Lopez. As we learn in a choppy opening sequence more befitting a TV episode recap than a feature film, Claire recently tossed her philandering husband Garrett (John Corbett) out of the house. Occasional meals and fishing trips with their son Kevin (Ian Nelson) keeps the not-yet-ex around a bit, and Claire’s »
- Jordan Hoffman
Johnny Depp and Jennifer Lopez, two stars whose best box box office days appear behind them, will try to bounce back in new movies opening Friday. But with the record-breaking reigning champ “American Sniper” turning into a cultural phenomenon, they may have picked the wrong weekend.
Lopez is featured in Universal Pictures’ R-rated erotic thriller “The Boy Next Door” as a high school teacher who becomes the object of a young neighbor’s obsession after a one-night stand. Rob Cohen directs and Ryan Guzman, »
- Todd Cunningham
Director Rob Cohen is an old hand at straightforward genre product, with a career that stretches from “Miami Vice” to “The Fast and the Furious,” and he helms the Jennifer Lopez starrer “The Boy Next Door” with the passionless precision of a filmmaker who knows the territory. That might not sound like a fatal flaw, but frankly, a hack might almost have been preferable here, injecting this silly, somnambulant thriller script about a schoolteacher who falls for a psychotic teenager with some sort of panache, distinction or perversion, or even some kind of memorable incompetence to liven up its assembly-line paces. January releases don’t get much more January than this, but given its reported $4 million budget, “The Boy Next Door” shouldn’t have too much trouble finding its way into the black.
Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a San Fernando Valley high-school teacher who has recently separated from her »
- Andrew Barker
The film mostly focuses on Lopez herself — a decision that robs it of the symbiosis of fear and attraction that makes an erotic thriller...
In the last two decades, the once-disreputable genre of the erotic thriller has improbably gone arthouse, resulting in critically lauded but largely unseen indies like last year’s “Under the Skin” and “Stranger by the Lake.” A throwback to such racy but scolding Adrian Lyne movies as “Unfaithful” and “Indecent Proposal,” “The Boy Next Door” returns the mainstream erotic thriller to the multiplex, but its thin T-shirts and thinner characterizations fail to make a convincing case for the genre’s resurrection. »
- Inkoo Kang
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