THE BOY NEXT DOOR (R)
Directed by: Rob Cohen.
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth.
The pitch: A high school teacher, in the throes of a divorce, has a sexual encounter with a 19-year-old who will become one of her students. Her efforts to end the relationship turn deadly.
The formula: Start with plots from half of the Lifetime cable movies. Toss in scenes from “Angel Eyes.” Finish with bits of “Enough.”
Go see it: If you don’t care this has been the plot for 1,246 movies.
Don’t go see it: If you just realized this is the plot for 1,246 other movies.
Much ado about little: Having an adult and a 19-year-old in a sexual relationship comes across as icky, but it isn’t illegal. This film could have ended early with one confession.