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Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘The Boy Next Door’

6 Submitted by on Thu, 22 January 2015, 14:01

January continues, like the long slow drip of Chinese water torture. Hey, speaking of things that are unbearable, it’s time for a sexy new thriller starring Jennifer Lopez as…Mary Kay Letourneau, apparently.

She’s a teacher who has an affair with a nineteen-year-old student, who’s still in high school for indeterminate reasons. The boy in question subsequently decides to go full cuckoo bananas and stalks J-Lo all kinds of weird. Think of it like Fatal Attraction, only it’s the guy who’s a looney. Oh, and it’s terrible.

So terrible in fact that only Brian and J.C. could be convinced to sit through The Boy Next Door, but these Unusual Suspects aren’t about to let that painful experience be in vain. Listen if you dare to the Highly Suspect Review of possibly the worst January dump runoff yet!



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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot, Movies.com, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of OneOfUs.net, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.