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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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Luke Greenfield

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David Wagner (story) (as David T. Wagner), Brent Goldberg (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emile Hirsch ... Matthew Kidman
Elisha Cuthbert ... Danielle
Timothy Olyphant ... Kelly
James Remar ... Hugo Posh
Chris Marquette ... Eli
Paul Dano ... Klitz
Timothy Bottoms ... Mr. Kidman
Donna Bullock ... Mrs. Kidman
Jacob Young ... Hunter
Brian Kolodziej ... Derek
Brandon Irons ... Troy
Amanda Swisten ... April
Sung Hi Lee ... Ferrari
Ulysses Lee ... Samnang
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ... Dr. Salinger
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica de al lado See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,184, 30 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,589,444, 27 June 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elisha Cuthbert stars as a porn star. A year later, Elisha Cuthbert starred in the dark drama The Quiet (2005) which her character Nina Deere watches porn films. See more »

Goofs

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. 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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Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.137 (2011) See more »

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HOOTCHIE COOTCHIE MAN
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Muddy Waters
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fans of Elisha will not be disappointed in this sweet movie
30 December 2005 | by nobetterangelSee all my reviews

So yes most guys are going to see the movie because of the achingly beautiful and hot Elisha Cuthbert. And she only disappoints a little. Otherwise this is the perfect vehicle for her playing a porn star who is trying to change her ways and live more of a normal teen-age girl's life. As she stays at her aunt's house, she meets her next door neighbor after he spies on her undressing. I think a lot of guys will be able to relate to Emile Hirsch's character--a young guy who is trying so hard to break out of his shell. Along comes Elisha who is more worldly and adventurous and who actually likes him. He'd follow this girl anywhere and not one of us could blame him for girls like this rarely come along in life.The plot is somewhat predictable but the movie has enough funny, quirky and memorable characters that you will enjoy it anyway. There is one very memorable kiss which takes place at a party, while David Gray's "This Years Love" plays in the background. This same song plays again at the end when they are in the limo, but interestingly enough the song is not included on the movie soundtrack CD??? For guys like myself who are a little older, the movie represents a time in life when anything is possible and within reach if you just have that unreachable,beautiful woman by your side. Thing is, most young guys never believe they could get a girl like Elisha. So the movie is about much more than a porno star moving next door. Its about taking risks, putting your heart out there, reaching for what you want even though it appears unreachable. And finally, God, is Elisha Cuthbert just unreal!!!


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