The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

Jennifer Lopez is a mother-of-one who engages in an affair with her handsome young neighbour (Ryan Guzman, Step Up: All In) in this psychological thriller. But the one-night stand enters dangerous and obsessive territories as he becomes overly possessive.

When the father of her child seeks to make amends and she looks to end the affair, the boy doesn't take no for an answer - seeking to keep his fantasy mistress by any cruel means he deems necessary.

2015Rating: R16USA
Thriller
Director:
Rob Cohen ('xXx', 'The Fast and the Furious', 'Stealth', 'Alex Cross')
Writer:
Barbara Curry
Cast:
Jennifer LopezRyan GuzmanKristin ChenowethJohn CorbettBailey ChaseTravis SchuldtIan Nelson

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The Boy Next Door / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The film's initial formulaic competence gives way to outright preposterousness rather quickly, hinging on idiot-plot character motivations.

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Time Out

Time Out

Jennifer Lopez has serious beefcake issues in this lazy, low-budget, not-as-much-fun-as-it-should-be potboiler.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Cohen, no stranger to delivering pulp product, employs visual clichés as if they were flash cards; no exposed thigh or made-you-jump reveal goes unexploited.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As torrid affairs-gone-wrong go, this one's not juicy enough and way too predictable.

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