The Girl Next Door
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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,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The American male hypocrisy toward sexually active women in general -- and porn in particular -- is at the center of the new comedy The Girl Next Door. Unfortunately, instead of being the movie's target, it's the subtext."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"The picture feels fresh and audacious thanks to its smart script and sassy cast."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"Stunningly bad teen sex comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"If it had been a porn film, at least it would've been made by people with some insight into the adult-film milieu, as opposed to people with insight into nothing."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Essentially Risky Business for the 21st century, and I don't mean that as a compliment."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Risky Business, while cynical and salacious, also had style, charm and heart. The Girl Next Door is just nasty, loud and empty."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This funny, surprising gem joins the ranks of Risky Business and Say Anything."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"The writing team of "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" crafted it as a satire about conflicting levels of sexual experience among teens, but fail to connect the significance of erotic pleasure to the emotional demands of budding adults."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"It is a movie full of contradictions that plays like a bad The Sure Thing melded uncomfortably together with an exploitative Risky Business."
‑ Eric Melin,
" innocuous romp for teenagers."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Nothing in this film makes any sense, and Stuart Blumberg, David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg's script merely gets more preposterous as it elaborates on its implausible premise."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"Seems mainly about ripping off 1983's Risky Business without attribution."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"The few saving graces are the gorgeous Elisha Cuthbert and the fun bad guy turn by Timothy Olyphant."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"What sets the film apart from the competition is its willingness to confront its own subject matter in an honest way."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Esforça-se para parecer 'picante', mas não tem coragem sequer de exibir o corpo de sua protagonista."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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