is a 2004 Americanromantic comedyfilm about a high school senior who falls in love for the first time with thegirl next door, but finds the situation becoming complicated after he learns that she is a formerpornographic actress. It starsEmile HirschElisha CuthbertTimothy OlyphantJames RemarChris MarquetteandPaul Danoand is directed byLuke Greenfield.
Ambitious high school senior Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) has been accepted toGeorgetown University, but cannot afford the tuition. He has raised $25,000 in order to bring a brilliant Cambodian student, Samnang, to study in the United States, but finds little else truly memorable about his high school experience. His life suddenly changes when Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) moves in next door. Matthew witnesses her undressing from his bedroom window, until she sees him and storms over, knocking on the door and introducing herself to his parents. They suggest to Matthew that he show Danielle around town.
While driving around, Danielle stops the car and forces Matthew to get out and strip for her. The two get to know each other through weird adventures, which includes Matthew finding himself in his principals pool. He and Danielle sneak away and pick up his friends before going to a party. When a few of Matthews athlete classmates attempt to get him away from Danielle and kick him out of the party, he finds the courage to walk right up and kiss her. Matthews world is suddenly rocked the next day when his friend Eli informs him that Danielle is an adult film actress.
On Elis advice, Matthew takes Danielle to a sleazy motel. Danielle, insulted, realizes that he has discovered her past and abruptly ends the relationship. Matthew later attempts to apologize and reconcile, but Danielle believes that she will never be able to escape her past and decides to return to the adult industry. Matthew tracks Danielle down at an adult film convention inLas Vegaswhere Kelly (Timothy Olyphant), a porn producer and Danielles ex, menacingly warns Matthew not to interfere with his business. Matthew ignores him, convincing Danielle to leave the adult industry and begin their relationship anew.
Next morning, Kelly furiously abducts Matthew from school and assaults him, saying that Danielles failure to film has cost him $30,000. Kelly offers to let Matthew erase his debt by stealing an award statuette from porn mogul Hugo Posh (James Remar), but once Matthew has entered the house Kelly calls in a burglary report and leaves the premises. Matthew narrowly avoids the police and rushes to a scholarship award dinner. High onecstasythat Kelly gave him as aspirin, he gives a deeply sentimental speech but loses out on the scholarship.
Kelly exacts further revenge by stealing all the money Matthew raised for Samnang. Matthew fears that he will be implicated in the crime andexpelled from school. He turns to Danielle for help in recouping his losses. Danielle calls in two friends from her porn star days, and they agree to make a video for Hugo Posh on prom night using Matthews classmates as actors. After the successful shoot, Danielle and Matthew have sex in their limousine. Despite Danielles past, it is the first time she has truly made love.
The next morning Eli calls Matthew, panicked because the prom night tape has been stolen, jeopardizing their hopes of financial recovery. Matthew enters his home to find Kelly (and the stolen tape) in his home, along with his parents and Principal Salinger. Kelly, in private, tells Matthew that unless he is given half of all profits, he will play the tape immediately for Matthews family. Matthew dares him to show the tape, asserting that he no longer cares about his now-ruined future, and Kelly obliges. Surprising everyone, Matthew and his friends have made a progressive, comprehensive sex ed tape rather than a porn film. With no more cards left to play, Kelly admits defeat as well as a grudging respect for Matthew.
Hugo Posh and Matthew make millions from the video. Hugo Posh pays for Samnang to come to the USA, while Matthew has enough money to attend Georgetown and take Danielle to DC with him. Matthews story ends with him getting the girl of his dreams and a chance at the future he has always wanted.
The Girl Next Doorreceived mixed reviews. OnRotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 55% based on reviews from 157 critics, with the consensus: The movie borrows heavily fromRisky Business, though Hirsch and Cuthbert are appealing leads.AtMetacritic, which assigns aweighted averagescore out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 47 based on 32 reviews, indicating mixed or average reviews.Roger Ebertdescribed it as a nasty piece of business, and faulted movie studios for marketing the film as a teen comedy.
The film grossed $14,589,444 in the USA, plus $15,821,739 outside the USA, for a combined gross of $30,411,183.
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Slayed byOverseerMatthew and Danielle entering the party
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Dopes to Infinity byMonster MagnetInside the strip club
Spin Spin Sugar(Radio Edit) bySneaker Pimps
Song for a Blue Guitar byRed House Painters
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Get Naked byMethods of MayhemInside AVN convention
Mondo 77 byLooperMatthew sees Athena (Danielle)
Think Twice byRalph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band
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Lady MarmaladebyPatti LaBelleMatthew dancing at scholarship dinner
Sweet Home AlabamabyLynyrd SkynyrdKelly driving away with the $25,000
CounterfeitbyLimp Bizkit(not credited)
Mannish BoybyMuddy WatersDanielle open the door before the cameras
LapdancebyN.E.R.D.Entering the cafeteria on prom night
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Lucky ManbyThe VerveMatthew and Danielle dancing in prom night
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