The Boy Next Door

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


The Boy Next Door
In some ways this film, which has been slated critically, revisits ground covered by the famous Fatal Attraction. A divorced woman has an affair with her teenage neighbour, but things get even more complicated when the relationship takes an obsessive, dangerous turn.

91 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Horror).
Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth, Lexi Atkins, Hill Harper
Director
Rob Cohen
ScreenplayBarbara Curry
MusicNathan Barr, Randy Edelman
CinematographyDavid McFarland
EditingMichel Aller
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2015
Produced bySmart Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions, Nuyorican Productions, Universal Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityInfrequent, low to mild, contextual
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceStrong, frequent, realistic, psychological violence, implied
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael O'Sullivan quote iconNot even the bunny could save this fatal affair.
5
Cape Times
Sheri Linden quote iconMenace next door.
5
Metacritic.com
33 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
109 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon The Boy Next Door may get a few howls out of fans of stalker thrillers, but for most viewers, it won't even rise to ''so bad it's good'' status.
2
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
6
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconRotten thriller about sex, violence, and obsession.
2

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
60 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
23926 users
9
Internet
7811 Netizens quote iconOmg so ridiculous!
9

Average .. 32%

6

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