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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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Ian Nelson appeared on Teen Wolf (2011) opposite Tyler Posey. Posey appeared in Maid in Manhattan (2002), another Jennifer Lopez movie. See more »

Goofs

Prior to the car crash scene the brakes would fail within a short time due to fluid loss, which would have occurred in the city in stop and go traffic long before them getting to the winding road. See more »

Quotes

Claire Peterson: [after kicking Noah in the groin after he attempted to rape her] You think you can scare me with some graffiti on the wall? Think again! It's gonna be your word against mine, and who do you think they're gonna believe? Stay away from me... and stay away from my son!
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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 »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.128 (2014) See more »

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Whispering
Written by Alex Clare, James Homes, Robert Homes
Performed by Alex Clare
Courtesy of Republic Records / Universal-Island Records ltd.
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the worst films I've ever seen
22 January 2015 | by trublu215See all my reviews

The Boy Next Door is the latest film that January of 2015 has to offer and man oh man does this film scream January. It doesn't just scream January, it screams out multiple other adjectives to describe this useless, idiotic, and ridiculous film. The Boy Next Door pits a recent divorceè in a torrid affair with the next door neighbor who happens to be crazy and you could probably tell how this film is going to go due to its overtly "let's not even try anymore" attitude. Let's start off with the good...there is none. Now for the bad, there's a ton. Number one, I think that anyone with half a brain could probably realize that this is a horrible film. It is paced terribly, it has the dialog of a cheesy Lifetime movie from the nineties and it has Jennifer Lopez in her worst role to date. The film's 90 or so minute runtime even feels too long as we wallow in classic stalker movie clichés for its duration. It runs through the classic genre thrills from Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and many more and uses absolutely nothing with it. The biggest issue with this film isn't the terrible plot, it isn't the half baked thrills, it is the dialog. The dialog in this film sounds like the first draft of an episode of Guiding Light. There's no flavor to it, thus letting the actors turn in bland and listless performances. For a film that is listed as a suspense thriller, there is no suspense and zero thrills. Quite honestly, the only thing that was thrilling in this film were the end credits. Yes, this film is that bad and it stands up pretty high on the list of terrible films I've seen. It fits nice and snug between Troll 2 and Gigli.


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