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.
Noah brings Claire a copy of The Iliad, which she notes is a "First Edition." Being a story passed down through oral tradition, and not committed to print until it was 1,000 years old, it would not have had a First Edition. Being in the public domain, it could be (and is) published by numerous companies. Being classical literature, however, as opposed to modern, it is doubtful the company would have made much note of it being their own first edition of the text. See more »
The minivan is shown hitting a semi trailer carrying a pipe and instantly exploding. That is impossible. Even if there had been a fuel leak it would take some time for the fuel vapor to find an ignition source. Also, the explosion came from within the passenger compartment of the minivan, which would likewise be impossible unless it was filled with explosive vapors. The occupants of the minivan would have been injured from the collision but would have survived. See more »
[On finding photos of her and Noah having an affair]
Oh my God, He's threatened my life, my son, my job.
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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 »
The classic literature teacher Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) lives alone with her teenage son Kevin (Ian Nelson) in a house in the suburb. She is separated from her husband Garrett Peterson (John Corbett) since she has found he had an affair with a coworker in Los Angeles. Garrett wants to have a fresh restart with Claire but she is reluctant and prefers to stay alone. When the handsome nephew of her next door neighbor Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman) loses his parents in a car accident, he moves to the house and befriends Claire and Kevin. Noah seems to be an adorable young man and soon there is a sexual tension between Claire and he and one rainy night they have one night stand. On the next morning, Claire regrets but Noah becomes obsessed for her and shows his real personality.
"The Boy Next Door" is an unoriginal standard thriller with a well- known story. The viewer knows the whole predictable story from the beginning in a common screenplay that probably lays on the shelf of studios para every now and then make a movie. The attraction of "The Boy Next Door" is the hot Jennifer Lopez only; otherwise it would be complete garbage. My vote is four.
Title (Brazil): "O Garoto da Casa ao Lado" ("The Boy in the Next Door House")
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