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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Boy Next Door

It has been nearly 2 years since Jennifer Lopez played any part in a movie.  It was a movie that didn’t do much in the Indian circuit but definitely plays a lot on TV.  I am talking about the Jason Statham starrer called Parker.  So fans of JLo would be quite excited to see her back on screen.


Non Fans of JLo as well (a breed that may not exist because she is JLo man!!! Come on!!!) will probably be choking the torrent lines over the next few days to get the uncut and uncensored version of The Boy Next Door.  Sadly for them the movie is being released in India with about 4 minutes of cuts.  Awwww damn!!!

The only thing that one would probably give points for in this otherwise very boring psycho-suspense thriller would have been the JLo show.  Not that everything is heavily edited out but I am quite certain that a lot was.  So get in line quickly guys because I am sure you want to get a piece of this one.

Now, I may have sounded sleazy and cheap before this but honestly that’s the harsh truth about The Boy Next Door.  Firstly, as the titles roll in, one gets the feeling that it will be horror movie of sorts.  But a minute or two later you would probably think it is a romance thriller at best only for it to morph into a badly made psycho thriller.

Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) is going through a separation from her husband.  Hubby dear – Garrett Peterson (John Corbett) was banging his secretary over business trips to San Francisco. The Petersons have a son Kevin (Ian Nelson).  Kevin studies in the same school that Claire teaches The Classics (English Literature).

Things start getting a tad shady when Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman) moves in next door to help his grand uncle.  Noah has lost his parents recently and his grand uncle needs help because he is due to get a liver transplant.  Noah’s lust for the hot school teacher is apparent.

In a moment of weakness, the hot school teacher finds herself in the sack with the young ripped boy next door.  The trouble starts only when she realizes her mistake and wants to back off but it is a tad too late for that.  The Boy Next Door may seem very nice and helpful but he doesn’t like to take no for an answer.

TBND is a total masala movie made in Bollywood style surprisingly by a director (Rob Cohen) who usually makes pretty watchable movies.  The narration is very boring, the acting very average and the story makes you yawn very quickly.  So, in a nutshell, if you would like to watch an uncensored JLo, download the movie.  4 on 10.

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