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The Boy Next Door (2015)

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A woman, separated from her unfaithful husband, falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.


Rob Cohen


Barbara Curry
2,103 ( 236)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Claire Peterson
Ryan Guzman ... Noah Sandborn
Ian Nelson ... Kevin Peterson
John Corbett ... Garrett Peterson
Kristin Chenoweth ... Vicky Lansing
Lexi Atkins ... Allie Callahan
Hill Harper ... Principal Edward Warren
Jack Wallace ... Mr. Sandborn
Adam Hicks ... Jason Zimmer
François Chau ... Detective Johnny Chou (as Francois Chau)
Bailey Chase ... Benny
Kent Avenido ... Mr. Avenido
Travis Schuldt ... Ethan
Brian Mahoney ... Couper
Raquel Gardner ... Barbara


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cercana obsesión See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,910,105, 25 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,385,560, 8 March 2015
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer Lopez provided clothes from her own wardrobe for her character, Claire, as a means of keeping the budget down. See more »


When Noah and Kevin are shooting oranges, the delay between the shots from the gun as Noah fires and the oranges actually jumping or exploding from the hits are far too long. This shows the gunshots were set up using blanks in the gun and squibs in the oranges. See more »


Claire Peterson: Go fuck yourself.
Noah Sandborn: I'd rather fuck you.
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References The Wiz (1978) See more »


Just Like Rain
Written and Performed by Lisbeth Scott
Courtesy of Whistling Bird Music, Inc.
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It's the average Jennifer Lopez movie
4 February 2015 | by jaykeenan213See all my reviews

I think this movie was horrible. It's glorified inappropriate teacher- student relations. I figured this movie out before it even got to the drama. I think this movie was transparent and pretty much predictable in every imaginable way. I think I would pass on this movie. If you've ever seen Enough then you've seen this movie. I wish there was more creativity in this story and less predictability. I think J.Lo is typecast in horrible horrible movies. I really think the author just kind of gave up and started stealing movie and plot ideas from other horrible movies. And this is basically your average Jennifer Lopez movie. She's playing a "smart" victim. I wish there was one positive thing to say about this movie but there isn't.

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