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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.

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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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Taglines:

A moment she couldn't resist, an obsession he can't control. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

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

Gross USA:

$35,423,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,425,855
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Claire gets home after the blind date, she sits on the couch and takes out her ponytail. In the next scene, her hair is back in a ponytail. See more »

Quotes

Noah Sandborn: [to Claire, while undressing her] A woman like you should be cherished.
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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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Soundtracks

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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A cliché thriller.
31 March 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This movie is really nothing we haven't seen before: A woman on the brink of divorce has an affair with her younger next door neighbor and, afterward, wants nothing more to do with the man. As a result, the neighbor gets violent and stalks her.

It is a fast-pace thriller with steamy love scenes and quick action sequences. However, the plot is predictable and the acting is sub-par at best. For a movie called, "The Boy Next Door," there should be more suspense and plot twists that lead up to the title role, rather than a one-time encounter that basically reveals almost immediately who the antagonist is.

It's not a entirely bad movie to pass the time with; however, you will find much more suspenseful and captivating thriller than this one.

Grade C-


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