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The Boy Next Door (2015)

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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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$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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Rob Cohen's first theatrical R-rated film in 35 years and only the second of his career, following his directorial debut A Small Circle of Friends (1980). See more »

Goofs

When Claire gets home after the blind date, she sits on the couch and takes out her ponytail. In the next scene, her hair is back in a ponytail. See more »

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Claire Peterson: [to Noah] Stay away from me and stay away from my son!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The Hong Kong Cha-Cha
from the motion picture Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Written by Rob Cohen, Robert Randles (as Robert Wendell Randles)
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A complete mess
24 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This erotic thriller starring Jennifer Lopez is definitely one of the worst movies I have seen in recent history. Some movies can be panned critics and still be somewhat entertaining. This movie is NOT one of them. The acting was horrendous (especially at the end), the plot was absolutely cheesy, and the whole script was pretty much chaos. This film was like a rip-off of movies like Fatal Attraction or American Psycho.

Jennifer Lopez plays Claire, a mother who is dealing with marriage problems and is a teaches English at a high school. Noah, a young man in his late teens, moves next door and befriends her son, Kevin. After having a sexual encounter with her, Noah grows an obsessive relationship with her and begins exhibiting violent behavior such as brutally beating another student and turning Kevin away from his father.

Just about every scene in the movie was predictable. There were no elements of surprise whatsoever, there wasn't even anything remotely scary about it. Most of what we get is nude shots of Jennifer's Lopez's body and gratuitous sex scenes. The acting was so awful that it would make you laugh. The fight scene were unrealistic and looked as if the actors didn't know what they were doing and had to constantly had be directed by the camera man.

I do not recommend this movie to anyone unless they are a die hard Jennifer Lopez fan.


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