The Boy Next Door

Jan 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm

How often does a campy movie wear said campiness as openly as Rob Cohen’s latest pic (on the heels of Alex Cross with Tyler Perry)? Jennifer Lopez stars as a recently divorced mother who succumbs to the easy charms of a young man (Ryan Guzman) who has moved into a house across the street and uses her teenage son as the means to worm his way into her heart and home, with disastrous results. Call all of your friends, reserve a whole blocks of seats during opening weekend, sit back and enjoy the whine and cheese on display. While you’re at it, devise games to track the host of B-movie references to which The Boy Next Door pays homage. (Opens wide Friday) (R) Not screened in time for review