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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
2,787 ( 278)
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


Her mistake. His obsession. 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 »


In the scene where the Challenger has no brakes and supposedly no clutch, the driver did not simply turn off the ignition. With the engine off, the car would decelerate, albeit not as rapidly as using the brakes. While this could be attributed to an inexperienced driver, the father was present and never suggested doing that. Additionally, even with a clutch failure the engine and transmission speed can be synchronized to downshift. See more »


Noah Sandborn: Let me love you, Claire.
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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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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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24 January 2015 | by KobeCryantSee all my reviews

This movie has no point, no interesting Plot. You could tell this movie was gonna be bad just by looking at the trailer. Not even if it was the only thing on TV, I would never watch this movie ever again.

I want to forget this movie even exists, I want it erased from my memory. This movie is one of those movies where the actors just accept the movie just for the money without any purpose. Anyway I don't recommend this at all, please don't waste your time on this I'm telling you ahead of time if you haven't seen it. I don't care if it's early 2015, this is the worst movie of the year and if it get's an Oscar I'm deleting myself from this Earth.

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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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