For whatever it’s worth, The Boy Next Door is all about Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) a literature teacher at a high school in southern California. She meets Noah Sanborn (Ryan Guzman) at the tail end of the summer who lives next door.
Noah befriends Claire’s son, is kind to their aging uncle (Jack Wallace) who lives with them and even helps Claire fix the garage door.
Claire is so delighted that her son has a new friend that she doesn’t at first catch the lingering looks of desire that Noah shoots her way. Noah is going to be a student at Kevin’s school.
Due to some unseen accident in his past, Noah missed some time and is being allowed to make it up to earn his diploma.
On night, Claire succumbs to Noah and instantly regrets it. Now Noah cannot take all this and starts stalking his teacher who he got intimate with.
He disrupts the already chaotic life that Claire has both at school and with her unfaithful husband (John Corbett).
What follows is as absurd mix of scenes and finally the film ends. Thank God for that!!
Audiences are questioning The Boy Next Door producers about the first edition copy of The Iliad that Jennifer Lopez is given in the film by co-star Ryan Guzman.
For everyone’s information, The Iliad is a Greek epic poem written three thousand years ago by Homer that was passed down as an oral tradition before being written in the late 10th Century. But this first edition book given to Claire Peterson by her stalker neighbour, Noah Sanborn is hardbound and written in English.
The Boy Next Door has no script, action sequences are even more absurd and lets not talk about the performances cause there are none.
Best avoid this one!!!
It's got sex, it's got sex and it's got sex; well that's what The Boy Next Door is all about. At the very onset I am aghast to see Jennifer Lopez in a...0.5