The Boy Next Door (2015)

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A woman, separated from her unfaithful husband, falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.


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25 March 2015 | mr-abarton
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| Nothing New
The Boy Next Door is a psychological thriller by Barbara Curry and directed by Rob Cohen. Claire (Jennifer Lopez) is a school teacher that discovers that her husband Garrett (John Corbett) is having an affair with his secretary. Her best friend and colleague Kate (Kristin Chenoweth) tries to talk her into a divorce. Claire bumps into Noah (Ryan Guzman), the orphaned nephew of her new elderly neighbour. Claire's son Kevin becomes friends with Noah, who starts to attend Kevin's school, the same school that Claire works as a Teacher. Noah finds himself attracted to Claire and tries to impress her by telling her of his love for Homer's Lliad. Kevin and Garrett go on a fishing trip and Claire finds herself spying on the naked Noah from her bedroom window.

Claire agrees to go on a date with Kate and her boyfriend Ethan (Travis Shuldt) who bring along Cooper (Brian Mahoney). The date is a flop however and Claire storms out on the self centred Cooper and returns home. Later that night, Noah calls Claire and asks for her help with cooking a chicken. Claire goes to him and they end up having dinner together. Noah has more on his mind however, and begins to seduce the vulnerable Clare and finally gets her into bed.

Claire awakes and immediately regrets her infidelity and hurriedly dresses and leaves. Kevin and Garrett return home from their fishing trip and find Clare trying to distance herself from Noah. Kevin likes Noah however, and begins to spend more and more time alone with him. Noah is determined to make sure Clare pays for turning her back on him and begins to poison Kevin's mind against her and Garrett. However, Claire is sure that things will calm down, once she has spoken to Noah face to face.

It soon becomes clear however, that Noah has a dark side and doesn't intend to quietly slip away into the night.

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