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The Girl Next Door (2004)

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A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

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18-year-old Matthew Kidman is a straight 'A' over-achiever who feels that he has never really lived life to the full. That is, until he meets 'the girl next door'. Danielle moves in next door, and Matthew thinks he's found the girl of his dreams. All is going well, until Matthew's sex-mad friend Eli reveals that Danielle is actually a ex-porn star. Matthew doesn't know how to take the news or how to treat Danielle, and things go from bad to worse when Danielle's former producer Kelly appears to take her back. Written by FilmFanUK

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Matt never saw her coming... but all his friends had!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug/alcohol use | See all certifications »

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9 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de al lado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,184 (USA) (30 March 2001)

Gross:

$14,589,444 (USA) (25 June 2004)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene in the strip club when Emile Hirsch is trying to figure out how to smoke the cigar, it falling out of his mouth is an accident. The director liked it so much, he left it in. See more »

Goofs

In the strip joint Danielle stands to leave the table. Matthew's grip on the cigar changes between shots. First three fingers then one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Woman: [voiceover] How do you want me?
Man: Oh, that's good. Yeah. Just, uh... just get comfortable.
Woman: I'm a little nervous.
Man: Nah, you're doing great.
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Connections

Referenced in One Tree Hill: You Can't Always Get What You Want (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

SUFFERING
Written by Regan Hagar, John Hoag, Cory Kane, Shawn Smith
Performed by Satchel
Courtesy of Epic Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Strange but appealing
3 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Girl Next Door is just simply an entertaining movie. It's got plenty of flaws - almost every single scene of the second half of the film seems to act as the climax, and then the movie keeps going - but it's also got one of the most appealing casts I've seen in a while. Emile Hirsh (Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Emperor's Club) is the central character Matthew, about to graduate from high school. He's just plain likable. The drop-dead gorgeous Elisha Cuthbert (Kim Bauer on 24, in a very different type of role here) is the title character, Danielle. Matthew's two friends and one of Danielle's associates played by Tim Olyphant are particular standouts in terms of comic relief; the movie is genuinely funny. Funny, a bit silly, and at times honestly sweet, it's an entertaining movie that's harmless and worth seeing.


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