Movie Review: The Boy Next Door – Get a fence


How can J-Lo ignore The Boy Next Door? She can’t, obviously, because he’s a blazing wackjob with an erotic obsession for his new neighbor. 

In this low-voltage thriller by Rob Cohen, she’s Claire Peterson, a high school English teacher (you can tell she’s smart because she wears glasses) whose cheating husband (John Corbett) is trying to regain her trust and rekindle their marriage. She’s too hurt, which makes her putty in the hands of Noah (Ryan Guzman), the teen with washboard abs who is staying with his elderly uncle next door to take care of him after surgery. 

Putty? Hey, he claims to love Homer and ‘The Iliad,’ which Claire just happens to be teaching next semester. So after she goes on a dreadful blind date (even for the audience) arranged by her best friend (an ill-used Kristin Chenoweth), how can Claire not hop into bed with Noah after Noah offers to lick her all over?

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