Review: ‘The Boy Next Door’ is a lousy neighbor

January 22, 2015 8:02 PM

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Jennifer Lopez’s new movie, “The Boy Next Door,” is cheesier than a Chicago double topping deep dish pizza. From the profoundly absurd idea that anyone married to a woman who looks like Lopez would cheat on her to the teenage Lothario who looks older than Lopez, this movie is the culmination of a cluster of idiotic ideas.

In a plot taken from half of the Lifetime or Hallmark cable channel movies, high school English teacher and part-time voyeur, Claire Peterson (Lopez), is dealing with a pending divorce. Noah (Ryan Guzman), the hunky 19-year-old who moves in next door, wants to give her more than a shoulder on which ...

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