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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.

Director:

Rob Cohen
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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Director Rob Cohen, who had previously made very expensive Hollywood blockbusters, was approached by producer Jason Blum who had made a name for himself by producing high-quality films on a very modest budget. Blum offered him the director's position for 'The Boy Next Door' on a 4.2 million budget, promising Cohen a percentage of prospective profits. Despite a critical drubbing from critics, the movie still made over 50 million dollars at the box office, earning Cohen between 1.5 and 2 million dollars for a mere 24 days of shooting. See more »

Goofs

There is no way that Claire can afford to own a Cadillac on a teacher's salary. See more »

Quotes

Claire Peterson: Stop following me.
Noah Sandborn: I'm not following you, Claire... I live next door.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

My Garden
Written by Kat Dahlia (as Katriana Huguet), Justin Desantis
Performed by Kat Dahlia
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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So terrible, yet....
25 January 2015 | by ladysarah1985-222-663781See all my reviews

My friend and I had a blast at this movie last Friday, but not for the reason you would expect. We literally laughed through the entire film - and what was even more fun was that the entire theater was laughing, too. The dialogue and plot were so thin and badly written, and the intense scenes so implausible, that it was hilarious. As the movie ended, I think all of us sat staring at the screen wondering if that really was the ending - that the credits were about to prove it was all over - that me, my friend, and the entire theater, cracked up all over again.

So, I have absolutely no regrets about paying money to see it. It was fun in its own right.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,910,105, 25 January 2015

Gross USA:

$35,423,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,425,855
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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