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A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

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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.

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A moment she couldn't resist, an obsession he can't control. See more »

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Rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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23 January 2015 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,910,105 (USA) (23 January 2015)

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$35,385,560 (USA) (6 March 2015)
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Ryan Guzman admitted to being plagued by nerves when shooting intimate scenes with co-star Jennifer Lopez. See more »

Goofs

The scene when Kevin suffers a severe allergic reaction and Noah retrieves Kevin's Epinephrine injector, shows Noah holding the unit with the safety cap still in position. In addition, the needle extracts while the safety cap is on (which should not be possible) and the needle should not be able to protrude as far out as the scene shows. See more »

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Noah Sandborn: Let me love you, Claire.
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References The Wiz (1978) See more »

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Whispering
Written by Alex Clare, James Homes, Robert Homes
Performed by Alex Clare
Courtesy of Republic Records / Universal-Island Records ltd.
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Nothing New
25 March 2015 | by (Leigh, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Boy Next Door is a psychological thriller by Barbara Curry and directed by Rob Cohen. Claire (Jennifer Lopez) is a school teacher that discovers that her husband Garrett (John Corbett) is having an affair with his secretary. Her best friend and colleague Kate (Kristin Chenoweth) tries to talk her into a divorce. Claire bumps into Noah (Ryan Guzman), the orphaned nephew of her new elderly neighbour. Claire's son Kevin becomes friends with Noah, who starts to attend Kevin's school, the same school that Claire works as a Teacher. Noah finds himself attracted to Claire and tries to impress her by telling her of his love for Homer's Lliad. Kevin and Garrett go on a fishing trip and Claire finds herself spying on the naked Noah from her bedroom window.

Claire agrees to go on a date with Kate and her boyfriend Ethan (Travis Shuldt) who bring along Cooper (Brian Mahoney). The date is a flop however and Claire storms out on the self centred Cooper and returns home. Later that night, Noah calls Claire and asks for her help with cooking a chicken. Claire goes to him and they end up having dinner together. Noah has more on his mind however, and begins to seduce the vulnerable Clare and finally gets her into bed.

Claire awakes and immediately regrets her infidelity and hurriedly dresses and leaves. Kevin and Garrett return home from their fishing trip and find Clare trying to distance herself from Noah. Kevin likes Noah however, and begins to spend more and more time alone with him. Noah is determined to make sure Clare pays for turning her back on him and begins to poison Kevin's mind against her and Garrett. However, Claire is sure that things will calm down, once she has spoken to Noah face to face.

It soon becomes clear however, that Noah has a dark side and doesn't intend to quietly slip away into the night.


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