The BoyTed Henley and his father operate a floundering family business: The Mt. Vista Motel. It’s just the two of them since Ted’s mother ran off with a guest years earlier, stealing the motel’s soul and one of its last regular patrons. Since then, Ted’s father has drifted into despondency, becoming a living ghost, haunting his own motel and leaving Ted to fend for himself. In his isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, friendship, or affection, Ted fascination with death awakens.
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Directors of "The Boy"Craig William Macneill
Creators of "The Boy"Craig William MacneillClay McLeod Chapman
Critic Reviews of "The Boy"Time OutFebruary 23, 2015
Jennifer Lopez has serious beefcake issues in this lazy, low-budget, not-as-much-fun-as-it-should-be potboiler.Us WeeklyJanuary 30, 2015
It's all hilariously ridiculous, but bless J.Lo for trying her mightiest to sell it. If someone's going to bring sultriness to suburbia, it might as well be Jenny from the Block.Chicago ReaderJanuary 29, 2015
I haven't seen a bigger mess in wide release since Dana Carvey's career-terminating The Master of Disguise.Salon.comJanuary 27, 2015
There are many grades of terrible in Hollywood, and this is pretty nearly the worst.ReelViewsJanuary 23, 2015
It's badly directed, poorly edited, and features some of the most unconvincing acting this side of a soup commercial.Epoch TimesJune 03, 2016
There's 'funny-haha,' and 'funny-strange,' but the howler that is 'The Boy Next Door' lands solidly in the category of 'funny-please-just-shoot-me-now.'Independent Online (South Africa)March 02, 2016
The Boy Next Door plays best as unintentional comedy.NerdistJanuary 02, 2016
This is a marvel of bad editing and if that fascinates you, you might enjoy yourself; otherwise, I'd steer clear.ABC News RadioDecember 30, 2015
The Boy Next Door comes off more as an inadvertent comedy than the thriller it's supposed to be.
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