The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door Movie

Taglines: A moment she couldn’t resist, an obsession he can’t control.

Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) separates from her husband Garrett (John Corbett), after he was caught cheating with his secretary. Her colleague and best friend Vicky Lansing (Kristin Chenoweth) urges Claire to divorce. Claire meets teenager Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman)—the orphaned nephew of her wheelchair-bound neighbor—who has just moved in next door. Noah befriends Kevin (Ian Nelson), Claire’s teenage son, and begins attending his school, where Claire teaches English literature. Noah is drawn to Claire, expressing love for Homer’s Iliad. With Kevin and Garrett away on a fishing trip, Claire watches a naked Noah in his room through her window.

Claire goes on a miserable double date with Vicky and her boyfriend Ethan (Travis Schuldt), and his ill-mannered friend Benny (Bailey Chase). With Kevin still away, Noah calls Claire over to help him cook. She ends up having dinner with him, during which he unashamedly flirts with her. Despite Claire’s hesitation, she lets Noah seduce her and they have sex.

Claire tells Noah that she regrets their night together, causing him to punch a wall in rage. The school year begins, with Noah joining an uncomfortable Claire’s class after hacking into her computer, making it appear as if she had requested this. Noah manipulates Kevin into hating his father, causing him to lash out at Garrett. Later, Kevin overexerts himself at the gymnasium and goes into shock; Noah saves his life by injecting him with Kevin’s EpiPen. Claire receives flowers from Noah, and she confronts him about this. Noah witnesses Claire on a date with Garrett, and his obsession with her escalates.

The Boy Next Door is an American erotic thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and written by Barbara Curry. The film stars Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, and Ian Nelson, with John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth playing supporting roles. Lopez plays a high school teacher named Claire who, in the midst of being separated from her husband (Corbett), has a one-night stand with a younger neighbor (Guzman), who develops a dangerous obsession with her.

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The Boy Next Door

Directed by: Rob Cohen
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth, Lexi Atkins, John Corbett, Raquel Gardner
Screenplay by: Barbara Curry
Production Design by: Charles Varga
Cinematography by: David McFarland
Film Editing by: Michel Aller
Costume Design by: Courtney Hoffman
Set Decoration by: Lisa Son
Music by: Nathan Barr, Randy Edelman
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content / nudity and language,
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: January 23, 2015

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