‘The Boy Next Door’ sounds as captivating and indulging as the actors in the movie. Jennifer Lopez, a jaw-dropping sensation and every man’s dream, and Ryan Guzman, a doting eyed man who any women would want, seize the wide screen, letting moviegoers simply indulge in a lustful movie. Unfortunately, that is all the movie does for us, except for the infinite predictable scenes that make up over half the movie.
If you are looking for a hard-core thriller, ‘The Boy Next Door’ will not satisfy your hunger. All though, there is a surprise attack of goriness on the audience at the end. I found this shock hilarious more than anything.
Do not get disappointed just yet. Lopez, who played the lead as Claire Peterson, held the movie with her impressive acting chops but her innocent “I made a mistake but I take full responsibility for my actions” look did not fool anyone.
On the other hand, Guzman played the irresistible boy next door, Noah Sandborn, delivering just what we needed: a mistake that should not have been made. The audience fell for his seductive smile and sharp jawline but at the same time, they grew to fear him as his aggressions developed.
Basically, the plot, a wide-range of predictable twists and turns, left me wanting more and Lopez with nothing to work with.
However, if you are looking for a movie with endless eye candy, this is it. The camera angles heighten your experience with Lopez and Guzman, leaving you with a full stomach.
Or, you can get the same experience by watching the trailer as many times as you like. It is all about satisfaction.