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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
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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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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 »


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 »


Claire Peterson: One more question, Detective. Um, was this a 2006 minivan?
Detective Johnny Chou: Yeah, that's exactly what it is.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version is cut by 2 seconds to reduce a moment of eye-gouging during the climax to secure a '15' rating. The DVD is uncut and has a '18' rating. See more »


Written by Rob Arbelo
Performed by Dinosaur Murals
Courtesy of Bleed101
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User Reviews

A very enjoyable and fun thriller
12 May 2015 | by davispittmanSee all my reviews

This fatal attraction type movie was really very entertaining and interesting! First of all, I loved the casting for this movie, Jennifer Lopez did a great job as the lead role, and let's not forget our psychopath, Ryan Guzman, he really played his role well, nice and creepy, with a twisted edge to him. Kristin Chenoweth was very pleasant playing Jennifer Lopez's best friend and co-worker, and in my opinion, just added to the movie, Ian Nelson, who played Jennifer's teenage son was impressive in his role, no complaints here! There were several scenes where I was genuinely creeped out, and on the edge of my seat, which was this movies job, so I feel like it accomplished it's job. There were a couple of interesting twists towards the end that I did enjoy. It had good action sequences and an interesting climax. 8/10 for The Boy Next Door, it was a fun night watching this!

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Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy Next Door 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

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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