The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 9, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The movie borrows heavily from Risky Business, though Hirsch and Cuthbert are appealing leads.

Charles Taylor

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.

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

The picture feels fresh and audacious thanks to its smart script and sassy cast.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stunningly bad teen sex comedy.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Risky Business, while cynical and salacious, also had style, charm and heart. The Girl Next Door is just nasty, loud and empty.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

This funny, surprising gem joins the ranks of Risky Business and Say Anything.

Cole Smithey

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.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

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.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

Seems mainly about ripping off 1983's Risky Business without attribution.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The few saving graces are the gorgeous Elisha Cuthbert and the fun bad guy turn by Timothy Olyphant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Aside from it feeling a tad long and having multiple conclusions, "The Girl Next Door" is a very funny coming-of-age story that is not your average… More
Albert Kim
It's been a ridiculously long time since I've seen "The Girl Next Door" but I remember a few things: A) I was pleasantly surprised by how… More
Dead Angel
Just another teen comedy movie with a bit of twist in it. Funny and also stupid at the same time. Sometimes it wouldn't even make sense. Watch it at your… More
Bethany Murphy
A great teen chick flick!
Alex roy
The Girl Next Door I thought a mediocre comedy with few decent laughs. However this is one film I just didn't enjoy. First off, I really don't like… More
Spencer S.
The main thing that made this teen slated comedy a bummer for me, besides the fact that I'm all out sick of watching these depressing cultural… More