Friday, January 23, 2015

The Boy Next Door Movie Review

Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman (r) star in The Boy Next Door

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Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth.

Lopez touches all the bases in the formulaic, but wildly entertaining The Boy Next Door. It takes about two minutes to realize how awful it is; but stay with it... Bad can be good (in a Taken 2 kinda way.) It's simultaneously funny, sexy and silly with an emphasis on the former. Take Chenoweth's three rules for a first date... "Laugh a lot. Take off your wedding ring and (my favorite) Give him head." Predictable to a fault, it's still engrossing, thankfully short (91 minutes) and whales of fun. Could clean up at the Razzies; but I had a blast.