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The Boy Next Door

Thanks to her recent divorce, Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) sees no reason not to begin an affair with her handsome, younger neighbor (Ryan Guzman). But trouble dwells behind his pretty exterior.

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Release Date: 23 Jan 2015
Run Time: 91
MPAA Rating: R


In-Depth Review

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Brief explicit violence.
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Depictions of fighting, beating, shooting, stabbing and/or explosion, with blood and some gruesome detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual violence, with no nudity and some detail.
- Torture.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Disturbing scenes that may have an adverse psychological impact.
- Bullying.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Four sexually suggestive scenes, with two depicting nude breasts and/or buttocks.
- Implied sexual activity, with some detail.
- Simulated sexual activity.
- Sexual violence.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive context.
- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, scatological slang, and crude sexual references.
- Slurs.

Discussion Ideas: Talk About the Movie...

From the Studio: Shortly after her divorce, a woman falls for handsome younger man who just moved in across the street, though their torrid affair that takes an obsessive, dangerous turn. "Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth. © Universal

Video alternatives

Jennifer Lopez often stars in romantic comedies, like Maid in Manhattan and The Wedding Planner. Ryan Guzman can be seen in light-hearted dance flicks, Step Up: All In and Step Up Revolution.

Home Video Notes

The Boy Next Door releases to home video on April 28. 2015.

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