Stars: Jennifer Lopez / Ryan Guzman / Ian Nelson /
Release Date: 2015-01-23
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Nuyorican Productions, Blumhouse Productions,
Director: Rob Cohen, Carmen Tabanyi, Casey Rieboldt,
The Boy Next Door Summary
A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Jennifer Lopez has serious beefcake issues in this lazy, low-budget, not-as-much-fun-as-it-should-be potboiler.
It's all hilariously ridiculous, but bless J.Lo for trying her mightiest to sell it. If someone's going to bring sultriness to suburbia, it might as well be Jenny from the Block.
I haven't seen a bigger mess in wide release since Dana Carvey's career-terminating The Master of Disguise.
There are many grades of terrible in Hollywood, and this is pretty nearly the worst.
It's badly directed, poorly edited, and features some of the most unconvincing acting this side of a soup commercial.