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The Girl Next Door (2004) Poster

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Anachronisms 

Danielle's car has blue background/gold lettered California license plates. California stopped making the blue/gold plates in the early 1980s. Her new style Beetle has to be a 1998 or newer. The only way a car that new can have the blue/gold plates is if they are personalized plates which go with the owner. The plates on Danielle's car are not personalized with a special word.
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No one in 1974 (the date of the sex-ed film) was talking about "unprotected sex". That phrase came into vogue during the 1980s AIDS crisis.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Danielle, Matthew and Kelly are in the strip joint Kelly lights the lighter without the distinctive sound of striking as heard on earlier occasions.
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Character error 

When driving to the porn convention in Las Vegas, Klitz is on the phone with his father telling him that they can watch Shark Week together another night. Shark Week is on in early august, well before they would have started school.
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Continuity 

All exterior shots of the limo show it to be dry, yet all the interior shots have the windows looking wet.
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When Matthew is running naked down the street alongside Danielle's car, the interior shots from the car show that the window is open. As Matthew opens the door to finally get in the window is closed.
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When the limo arrives to pick them all up it is day. In the next interior shot it is night out.
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Danielle appears to enter the strip club first, but in the next shot she is not in the club yet and enters behind Kelly.
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When Matthew and Danielle are sitting at the table in the diner we see Danielle drawing a picture of a girl with long hair. In the next shot, there is no hair drawn, and in the next shot has long hair again.
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When Eli shows Matthew the adult video with Danielle in it, and when Kelly shows the video to group gathered at Matthew's house, the close-up we see of the time counter does not match the wide shot.
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When Eli and Klitz are being chased by Mule, Eli jumps off the Balcony and jumps feet first. Somehow he lands face down on the titty cake.
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When Mathew opens the mail it is addressed to 86 Hillspoint Road, but when he walks up to his home shortly after it shows this house number of 1504.
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When in class Mathew's book is turned to a page with a photo, and then as he looks out the window and the view goes back his book is on a different page. Then when we seem him close his book a second later, the page he was on is an different page again.
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At the party when they come out the black door an extra can be seen wearing a grey sweater. When they walk in front of the extra the shot changes and now the extra is in front of them talking to a different girl. Then when we cut back the extra is with a different gang behind them.
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When Matthew is coming downstairs to meet Danielle for the first time, the first shot of Danielle shows her hands in front of her, after showing Matthew's reaction to seeing her the next shot shows Danielle's hands behind her.
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When Matthew goes over to apologize for being a jerk to Danielle, there is a Mitsubishi Outlander parked across the street when he knocks on the door. After Danielle opens the door and looks out at him, the Outlander is missing and there is a sedan parked in its place.
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When Matthew wants to cut class, we see the campus cop with his car parked in the middle of the road within five feet of the yellow line and there is a sign to the right that says, "Check out with security." When the vehicles full of kids begin to drive toward him, the sign has disappeared and his car is parked next to the curb and far away from the yellow line.
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When the limo picks up Eli, Klitz, Matthew, Danielle, and the two porn stars, it shows a close up of the front of the limo as it comes to a stop, and the license plate is a bunch of numbers and letters, but at the end of the night when it drops them off, the license plate is a word.
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When Matt is getting changed in the dressing room for the big scene he is looking in the mirror and there is lipstick on the hand that Danielle kissed. When he walks towards the door the lipstick isn't there any more. It returns in the next shot.
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While in the strip club, Matthew's grip on the cigar repeatedly changes between shots.
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When Kelly leaves Matthew in Hugo's house, he leaves one of the two glass doors open, but when Matthew is running to escape the house, he bursts through the double doors which now are both closed.
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In the strip club, the waitress brings three drinks to the table. Afterwards in the shots showing Kelly, all three drinks are in front of him, but in the shots showing Matthew, he has one of the drinks in front of him.
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When Danielle and Matthew are in the pool of the principal, Danielle's hair changes between shots from wet to dry.
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At the beginning of the movie, when Ryan says he will always remember his fake ID act, he smiles as he is getting his picture taken for it, however he has a straight-serious face on the printed ID.
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When Mule attacks Eli at the convention, Eli forgets to take his jacket off of the couch arm, and leaves it there. Several scenes later in Matt's bedroom, he is seen wearing the same jacket that he left behind.
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In the scene at the scholarship dinner when the camera is in a close up of Matthew and Danielle's microphone is visible in her hair, her hair is shown tied up to hold the microphone, but during the entire dinner her hair is down.
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The drawing of Danielle that Matthew gives back to her at the adult film convention is obviously different than the drawing from earlier on in the film.
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When Danielle is stood by her car and beckons Matthew out of the class, her car is fully in shadow (of a tree). When he runs out to the car only the front is in shadow.
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In the strip joint Danielle stands to leave the table. Matthew's grip on the cigar changes between shots. First three fingers then one.
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In the strip joint after Danielle leaves the table. Matthew holds the cigar knuckles up or knuckles down in different shots.
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When Matthew and Kelly are in the bank, Matthew walks away from the counter there is a document on the counter between Kelly and Jeannie. Matthew looks back and there is a bowl of sweets between them.
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After Kelly abducts Matthew from school then smacks him round the head, the way Matthew holds his hands to his head changes between shots.
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In the strip club, Kelly orders a Scotch on the Rocks for himself and Danielle, whilst Matt orders a Long Island Ice Tea. When the waiter comes over there are 3 identical drinks.
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The clothing Danielle is wearing at the party changes.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When doing the sex scene, Matthew's skin colored boxers are visible in several shots. Once from behind him up close. And twice from the front at a distance.
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When Matt is dragged out of class at the end of the movie, his microphone is visible on his belt loop.
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When Kelly drags Matthew from class Matthew's microphone is visible on his back pocket as he is dragged to the door.
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At the scholarship dinner, Matthew is with Danielle talking to a couple. When Matthew takes an interest in the man's tie, it zooms into Matthew's face. You can see that there is a microphone attached to the back of Danielle's hair.
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The camera truck is reflected in the windows of the house across the street as Matt walks past with the inner tube.
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Factual errors 

The music that plays when Matthew opens the door to reveal Danielle ready to accompany him to the prom is not "Hootchie Cootchie Man" as credited in the soundtrack listing and end credits, but is actually "Mannish Boy".
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Miscellaneous 

In the first couple shots of the film where the characters are stating what they will always remember, one says that he will always remember Lacrosse champions. If you watch very closely, when he tackles the last man before the shot is over, the lacrosse ball clearly flies out of the net, but he is still running.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Matt receives the acceptance letter from Georgetown, it appears to be a "thin" package that would signify a single rejection letter, rather than the more traditional "thick" package that signifies acceptance and contains all the materials needed.
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Obvious body double for Matthew when he runs down the neighborhood naked.
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When Matt receives the acceptance letter from Georgetown University, there is no state and no zip code present in the destination address.
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