Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Boy Next Door is a thriller about a deceptively charming stranger who turns into a manipulative, homicidal stalker. It has two fairly graphic sex scenes that include partial nudity (breasts, bottoms), thrusting, the implication of oral sex, and more. There's some innuendo, skimpy nightwear, and general ogling, too. Violence escalates in the final act, with a bloody, gruesome beating and killing (a bloody corpse is seen), characters being tied up and tormented, and the rough treatment of women, including an attempted rape. There's also some bullying. Language isn't constant but is peppered with words including "f--k," "s--t," and "p---y." The movie is quite awful, but Jennifer Lopez fans may want to see it.
Graphic sex scene includes kissing, undressing, hands cupping breasts, hands slipping under panties, a naked male bottom, and thrusting. A second sex scene shows a naked female bottom an implies oral sex. More naked male bottoms are seen. Main character in revealing nightie and high heels. Plenty of ogling of body parts. Some innuendo.
Bloody corpse. Characters are tied up and tortured, with bloody wounds. Eye-stabbing and gouging. Women treated roughly. A character brutally beats up a bully, smashing head into metal lockers. Brief attempted rape, thwarted by crotch-kicking. Guns and shooting. Character crushed by heavy object. Wall punching, with bloody knuckles. Allergy-related seizures and epipen injection. Taunting bullies.
Multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," and "goddamn."
Lying and cheating are judged in a simplistic, black-and-white way. Some characters pay dearly for their mistakes, while others get away clean.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Casual wine drinking.