• The Boy Next Door (2015)

The Boy Next Door

Release Date: January 23rd, 2015

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth, Ian Nelson, Lexi Atkins, Hill Harper, Jack Wallace

Director: Rob Cohen

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: The Medina Company, Blumhouse, Smart Entertainment, Nuyorican Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Son , 2010s , Forbidden love , Friendship , Brooding , Temptation , School , Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    It offers January moviegoers some guilty-pleasure thrills and laughs, while falling way short of its potential on both the dramatic and the camp fronts. show more

  • 30
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Neither good nor bad, nor campy nor scary enough to be in any way memorable, The Boy Next Door is a lot like our own neighbors, just there. You could make the effort to sneak a peek, but it probably wouldn’t be worth your while. show more

  • 25
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Boy Next Door aspires to be a cautionary tale, but it unspools like an infomercial - with a shockingly gory ending. show more

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