The Boy Next Door

Synopsis: When a handsome, charming teenager named Noah (Ryan Guzman) moves in next door, newly separated high-school teacher Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) encourages his friendship and engages in a little bit of harmless (or so she thinks) flirtation. Although Noah spends much of the time hanging out with Claire's son, the teen's attraction to her is palpable. One night, Claire gives in to temptation and lets Noah seduce her, but when she tries to end the relationship, he turns violent.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Director(s): Rob Cohen
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


I wanna come home, Claire.

Let me come home.

- Please.

- Just get out.

Get out!

Don't tell me Dad's not coming back.

Don't tell me that.

Kevin, wait. Kevin?


I love you like a sister,

but you have got to

get those divorce papers signed

and move on.

It's been nine months.

What? Are you having

second thoughts?

I'm having dinner.

With Garrett?

Oh, you p*ssy!

It's for Kevin's birthday.

Honestly, Vicky, sometimes I

think you're rooting against us.

Who's "us"?

You and me, or you and him,

because I kinda

thought that was done.

He's the father of my kid.

Who cheats with the secretary

every time he goes

to the home office.

Brings a whole new meaning

to "the San Francisco Treat."

Not funny.

He said she smelt like chocolate

chip cookies.


I'm just quoting his email.

You don't have to! Okay?

Because it's burned in my mind.


And for your information,

he doesn't go to San Francisco anymore.

So, stop bringing it up.

It's not fair.


Make a wish.

Happy birthday!

You made that?

Of course!

Come on. I've been

waiting all day.

I want you to see this.


I'll help you.

One, two, three!


Oh, my God! Dad!


It's like a high-powered

gaming tower

with an arctic cooler.

And you made this?

Three weekends in a row.

Triple processor.

Dad, thank you so much.

Let's do cake.

What are you guys

doing for Labor Day?

I don't know. Why?

I thought we'd go camping

like the old days.

Mom, too? GARRETT: Yeah, of course.

That's what I was thinking.

Oh, it will be a lot of fun.

We could catch fish,

and, Mom, you could cook it.

Yeah, that sounds

like a lot of fun.


Look at you, you got schmutz everywhere.

Go clean up.

Okay. All right,

be right back.

Come on, what do you say?


When were you thinking of going?

I get back from a business trip

the Thursday before Labor Day.

Business trip?

Yep. Get back

Thursday night,

we'll leave, three days.


That old cabin we used to

go to at Mammoth Lakes.

That sounds great!

No, I meant where

is your business trip?

Let me guess. San Francisco?

It's work.

It's not what you think.

Does she still work there?

Claire, it doesn't matter.

No, I guess it doesn't matter.



So, you coming or not?

Mmm. You know what?

That's the weekend

before school starts.

So, you know,

you guys should just keep it a guy trip.

You'll have a blast.




Honey, we gotta go.


I know.

Mom, the door is jammed.

Mom, look,

can we just forget it?

Because I don't wanna

see another doctor, okay?

He's not gonna tell you

anything any different.

He is the best allergist

in the Valley, okay?

We're going.

You know what?

I'll lift the door,

you pull the cord.

Okay. Okay.

Okay, you ready, Mom?

- Just pull it up!

- It's too heavy.

It's too heavy.

Pull it up, baby.

I got it.

I can fix that

for you if you want.

And you are?

My nephew.

Oh, hey, Mr. Sandborn.

Noah. I'm staying

next door with my uncle.


He's here to help me

when I get the, uh,

bone marrow transport.


"Transplant," Uncle Bob.


Oh, yeah.

He's got a real knack

for fixing things.

I can, uh,

take a look at this real quick.

Hey, how you doing?

I'm Noah.

Kevin. Yeah. Um...

I don't know what the issue is.

It might be

off the track, but...

Nah. Actually,

it's the clutch.

We can get another one at the

hardware store if you want.

You wanna go? Come on.

Well, you know,

we actually had somewhere to be,

but now that

we're gonna be late...



Go ahead.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "The Boy Next Door" STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 30 Jul 2021. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    The Boy Next Door

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.