91 min - Thriller
Review: Kimberly Mungle
Okay, here's the deal. There is a lot of chatter in the movie
world about all the Oscar nominated flicks out there right now.
In fact, the last few movies I've reviewed or even watched are
nominated or SHOULD have been... Well... *insert awkward silence*
This is not one of those movies. However, the majority of movie-goers
out there aren't necessarily looking for a film with Oscar buzz.
People just want to be entertained. I'd say this one is entertaining...
Single mama and teacher Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) has recently
separated from her cheating husband and on a particularly vulnerable
night (and after several glasses of wine) she has a moment of
weakness and has some hot steamy relations with her much younger
next door neighbor (Ryan Guzman). Young hot neighbor turns out
to be a tiny bit obsessive and pretty much a total nut job and
stalking and terrorizing ensue.
The characters are SO stereotypical, the acting is meh (although
JLo did a pretty good job...) and the plot is beyond predictable.
BUT... you will be entertained, if not for the scary moments that
have you jumping out of your seat the long-sweaty-moaning sex
scene should impress you. I swear JLo must work out ALL.THE.TIME.
You won't leave the theater excited to have a deep discussion
with your friends - in fact you'll probably forget the movie when
it's over. But it's mindless and sometimes that's what we're looking
for on a Friday night.
This movie is rated R because is says ALL of the REALLY bad cuss
words, it's got a few crazy violent scenes and plenty of T&A.
Not for the young ones. Fans of JLo and hot sex will like this
film, otherwise, it's one of those that in a few years you'll
stop on when your flipping through the cable channels on a lazy