Production[ edit ] Conception and writing[ edit ] Screenwriter Barbara Curry, who was a criminal lawyer for ten years, revealed that she developed the script's concept after running past a house which she described as her "dream house". A "bad boy" her son went to school with resided in the house across the street, which gave her a "really interesting" concept about a neighborhood boy creating conflict and "driving a wedge between a family".
This served as her inspiration for the screenplay. They can understand making a mistake in a moment like that. Director Rob Cohen stated that with the film, he wanted to "reinvent the genre in an entertaining way" that would reflect ", not ". I would love for the Latino community to come out and support this movie because it would give us the freedom.
That's what I love about this film. We're breaking down the walls and stereotypes. I don't want to deal with sex and make it, like, for year-olds. We all shared one trailer, we had no craft service, it wasn't that type of luxury movie set, let's say.
That was the first time we did that, but it was very liberating as an artist because it made me realize I can make whatever movie I want like this.
We had to choreograph every piece It was the most unsexy-really-sexy scene that you'll see on screen. She hoped that the film would appeal to Hispanic markets, due to featuring two Hispanic leads, which she stated might not have been possible if a big studio had produced it.
However, the publication also noted that Lopez's box office drawing power had been dwindling, which worked against the film. The film's UK distributors, also Universal Studios , chose to remove two seconds of material, the eye gouging scene, in order to obtain a There is an rated version available. The site's consensus reads: Richard Lawson from Vanity Fair wrote: She's a joy to watch throughout.
Can either the boy-centric Best Picture nominees or the elusive Best Actress pictures say that? If every director, at every level of ambition, were making commercially ambitious movies about women, The Boy Next Door wouldn't feel so perversely refreshing.
But its director is one of very few who actually did. Richard Davis, a spokesman for the website, said: I cannot match the book seen in the movie to anything currently for sale on AbeBooks.