As soon as we saw the words Jennifer Lopez and psychological thriller, we knew that the trailer for The Boy Next Door would be some grade A cinematic trash. After watching said trailer, we were not disappointed.
Lopez stars as a divorced teacher who begins an affair with an older teen (the Step Up series’ Ryan Guzman) who lives next door. What begins as a casual one-night encounter gradually leads into something all the more sinister.
With its gratuitously shirtless Guzman, a regularly startled looking Lopez, dialogue that would make anyone wince (“Well it got pretty wet here” and “I love your Mother’s cookies”), plus a narrative that came straight out of a True Movies TV film – The Boy Next Door looks like a modern classic. Colour us excited.
The Boy Next Door will hit US theatres on January 23, 2015.