The Girl Next Door

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Overview

Boy meets girl who's already met all sorts of boys and girls in this teen-slanted comedy. Matthew Kidman Emile Hirsch is a straight-laced and highly ambitious high school student who plans to study at Georgetown University and dreams of a career in politics. While most of his classmates are in the throes of an epidemic of senioritis, Matthew is obsessed with schoolwork and has a hard time relaxing and having fun. But he finds himself a bit less focused on his future career when Danielle Elisha Cuthbert, a ...
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Overview

Boy meets girl who's already met all sorts of boys and girls in this teen-slanted comedy. Matthew Kidman Emile Hirsch is a straight-laced and highly ambitious high school student who plans to study at Georgetown University and dreams of a career in politics. While most of his classmates are in the throes of an epidemic of senioritis, Matthew is obsessed with schoolwork and has a hard time relaxing and having fun. But he finds himself a bit less focused on his future career when Danielle Elisha Cuthbert, a beautiful 19-year-old blonde, moves in next door. Danielle is playful, spontaneous, and doesn't always remember to draw her shades, and before long Matthew is head over heels in love. Danielle soon finds herself taken with Matthew as well, but their relationship takes an unusual turn when he discovers that, before she moved to town, Danielle had a successful career as a porn actress. Matthew is able to convince Danielle that she's cut out for better things in life than appearing in porn videos, but his advice doesn't especially please Kelly Timothy Olyphant or Hugo James Remar, two porn moguls who figure Matthew owes them big-time after convincing their leading lady to drop out of the adult industry. The Girl Next Door -- which, appropriately enough, shares its title with a 1999 documentary about adult film superstar Stacy Valentine -- also features Timothy Bottoms, Paul Dano, and Chris Marquette.
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Special Features

Full-length audio commentary by director Luke Greenfield; Scene specific commentary by Emile Hirsch; Scene specific commentary by Elisha Cuthbert; The Eli Experience featurette; A Look Next Door making-of featurette; Gag reel; Deleted and extended scenes including the original ending
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
On the outset, The Girl Next Door might seem like a by-the-numbers raunchy time at the movies, complete with a wacky plot that promises enough partying, high-school misfits, and sexy goodness to wrangle in your typical American Pie filmgoers. Interestingly enough, audiences will be in for quite a surprise when they find out how serious the fantasy-fueled premise actually plays out. While there are enough comedic moments to warm the heart, the coming-of-age dramatics easily take center stage as the filmmakers try and find the balance that someone like Cameron Crowe has excelled at. Still, there's something strange about having a story line this outrageous played so straight-faced. If you were to sum up what happens in the flick to someone who hasn't seen it, it would belie the movie's tone and come off as more of a crazy sex comedy. If anything, The Girl Next Door gives Elisha Cuthbert a chance to shine in a role that shows off her immaculate body as well as her acting chops (even if some of her reactions tend to be on the awkward side). Timothy Olyphant also turns in a standout performance as a sleazy porn producer; his charming psychotic is refreshingly non-stereotypical in both his actions and the smooth performance that he brings to the screen. In the end, there's nothing really wrong with the film (though the third act has about one too many "surprises" in it). It's a sweet tale that will hopefully snag in romantics looking for this kind of light fare. If you're looking for some kind of sleazy teen offering, however, this one is a little on the soft-core side.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Risky Business had a great opening act and then descended into contrivances. This genial cardboard knockoff is contrived from the start but gets better as it goes along.
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
An entertaining affair whose wild-card creativity never ceases to surprise.
Dallas Observer - Luke Y. Thompson
Best of all, in this movie about high school boys, the high school boys sound and look quite authentic (Paul Dano and Chris Marquette are outstanding in this regard), not watered down as would be the norm.

An entertaining affair whose wild-card creativity never ceases to surprise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/2009
  • UPC: 024543602972
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 29,732

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elisha Cuthbert Danielle
Emile Hirsch Matthew Kidman
Timothy Olyphant Kelly
James Remar Hugo Posh
Christopher Marquette Eli
Paul Dano Klitz
Timothy Bottoms Mr. Kidman
Donna Bullock Mrs. Kidman
Jacob Young Hunter
Brian Kolodziej Derek Miller
Brandon Irons Troy
Amanda Swisten April
Ulysses Lee Samnang
Autumn Reeser
Laird Stuart Mr. Kessler
Maria Arce Chloe
Nicolas Downs Bob
Dane Garretson Ryan Wenger
Sung Hi Lee Ferrari
Nicholas Thomas Glenn
Olivia Wade Whitney Parker
Technical Credits
Luke Greenfield Director
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Stuart Blumberg Screenwriter
Chris Douridas Musical Direction/Supervision
Mali Finn Casting
Harry Gittes Producer
Brent Goldberg Original Story, Screenwriter
Charles Gordon Producer
Paul Haslinger Score Composer
Jamie Anderson Cinematographer
David Kelson Sound/Sound Designer
Traci Kirshbaum Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Lineweaver Production Designer
Mark Livolsi Editor
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Rip Murray Asst. Director
Guy Riedel Executive Producer
Marc Sternberg Producer
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
David Wagner Original Story, Screenwriter
Jason Weil Art Director
Richard Wenk Co-producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's just the girl next door but she's hot!

    what a cool movie sorta like Risky Business but only better i'll always remember the girl next door

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best movie

    GIRL NEXT DOOR is one of the best movies i have ever seen.It is about a bo who is really smart and intelligent and then he mets this beautiful women which is a pornstar and he gets in problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So close to home

    Fantastic!! Thouroughly enjoyed by my entire family. The plot was so realistic and kept me guessing the whole time. This better be an oscar winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So Funny

    this movie was so funny and I just would not stop laughing!

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