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Movie Review: The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

Let me start off by saying, while we all know Jennifer Lopez is not the best actress I was still pretty hopeful going in to see The Boy Next Door. It’s taken me a few days to compose myself to write this movie review because I wanted to make sure I convey my disappointment clearly and I wanted to give others a fair chance at seeing it without my judgment clouding their experience.

With that said, within the first few minutes of watching The Boy Next Door I was worried… the movie starts out with a very dated and generic made for tv quality look. I was quite confused because I felt like with all the promotion and budget that went into this film it should have looked better. The storyline has a lot of holes in it, it seemed like Jennifer Lopez’s butt was strategically placed at any opportunity possible and like a made for tv movie or soap opera it has a ton of music playing just to fill gaps of time.

If anything The Boy Next Door has solidified that Jennifer Lopez is not made to be a leading lady that carries a movie. While I loved her in Maid in Manhattan or even in The Wedding Planner, the difference here is she didn’t have really great actors to carry her through the movie. If I had been watching The Boy Next Door on tv, I would have changed the channel. It’s never a good sign when you’re in a theater wondering when a movie will finally be over. My positive takeaways… Jennifer Lopez does a fantastic job with the steamy scenes. Sadly that was her most believable acting of the whole film. The also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth. I will say it was nice to see Kristin Chenoweth deliver sass in the movie though.

Your Life After 25 gives The Boy Next Door 1/10

 

Check out the trailer for The Boy Next Door

About the Author
Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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