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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

Writer:

Barbara Curry
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cercana obsesión 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,385,560, 8 March 2015
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Lopez is 18 years, 1 month, and 28 days older than Ryan Guzman, while John Corbett is 8 years, 2 months, and 15 days older than Lopez. As of the fall 2013 filming date (the film was released over a year later in January 2015), Guzman was a 26 year old playing a 19 year old high school senior while Lopez was a 44 year old playing a character approximately the same age. 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 »

Quotes

Jason Zimmer: [taunting Kevin] Hey, Peterson! Your movie was on Turner Classics last night. The Wiz. It's like the black version of The Wizard of Oz. The Wizards of Waverly Place are on tomorrow.
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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 »


Soundtracks

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)
Performed by Lynn Ray and Xiao Fen Min
Courtesy of Universal Studios
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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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