The Girl Next Door Synopsis
A teen (Emile Hirsch) falls for a woman (Elisha Cuthbert) who used to be a porn star.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An exceptionally well-written script, full of unexpected turns and clever reversals, and a trio of deft actors in the principal roles.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Once in a very long while, a truly memorable romantic teen comedy comes along. The Girl Next Door is one.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
A mildly satirical but essentially sweet, benign comedy.
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By James Berardinelli
Builds up enough good will during its successful first half that we're willing to forgive some of the strange and disappointing...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Sharp, vivacious comedy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
"Risky Business" had a great opening act and then descended into contrivances. This genial cardboard knockoff is contrived from the start...
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Though shamelessly derivative and amoral, The Girl Next Door is nevertheless funnier and smarter than most of the pathetic dreck aimed at...
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Chicago Tribune

In the end it's not the tricks that elevate this movie. It's the acting.
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Comes up short when things get serious, resorting to cliches and a whole lot of hooey about "moral fiber."
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Luke Greenfield, the auteur behind "The Animal," starring Rob Schneider, wants to pass off this limp-dick farce as social satire....
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hot, sexy, funny

By redyeah
nothing more need be said...

I could watch it again

By Unyun
This movie won't blow you away, it doesn't have any deep rooted meanings or twisted plots but it's a good, casual laid back film. Now don't get me wrong when I say casual and laid back I just mean...

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By taylorhuynh03
I love this movie it's the best...

One of the BEST!!!!

By landbyrd1
This is one of the best teenage fantasy movies ever, I saw it in the theatre and when it came out I bought it and have probably seen it a hundred times!!!...

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By danielpatino
Everything was nicely done, movies now days suck! Wish there were more like this....

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Rated R | For Some Alcohol Use, Language, Some Drug Use and Strong Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Stunningly bad teen sex comedy.
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