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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
2,057 ( 230)
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


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


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

23 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cercana obsesión 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,385,560, 8 March 2015
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In California as of the 2013 filming date it was not illegal for a teacher to have sexual relations with a student that was over 18. A bill to make such activity a felony (AB-1861) had been filed in 2012. It failed to pass, so it was never signed into law. 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 »


Claire Peterson: Go fuck yourself.
Noah Sandborn: I'd rather fuck you.
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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 »


The Touch
Written by Sam Getz, James Weaver, Brett Lindemann, Michael Gould
Performed by Welshly Arms
Courtesy by Position Music
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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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