You know what we’ve always wanted to get our hands on? A first-edition copy of Homer’s Greek epic Iliad. (You know, the one that can’t possibly exist, because it’s a 3,000-year-old poem that until the tenth century only existed in oral tradition?) Well, Jennifer Lopez’s boy-toy-turned-psycho-lover in The Boy Next Door claims to have found one… at a garage sale. A freaking garage sale.
The movie wants us to believe that someone was dumb enough to toss their 3,000-year-old non-existent book aside for pennies! How is it possible that no one working on The Boy Next Door — be it the producers, film crew, or, you know, the screenwriters — noticed this massive snafu? It’s utterly bewildering that not even one person bothered to scroll through the Iliad‘s Wikipedia entry. If they had it would have raised the alarm right away.
We shouldn’t complain too much though, because this lapse in judgement probably produced the movie’s best (unintentional funny) scene.
Watch the whole thing go down below and get ready to laugh until it hurts: