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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

Writers:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Next Door 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The car that Emile Hirsch is driving at the end is a 2005 BMW Z4 roadster 2.5i. See more »

Goofs

After Kelly abducts Matthew from school then smacks him round the head, the way Matthew holds his hands to his head changes between shots. 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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Alternate Versions

There is an workprint version of the film floating around on the Internet including some of the deleted scenes from the DVD and alternate shots; also including a couple of minor deleted scenes not seen on any other version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Animals Unleashed: The Girl Next Doggie Door (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

THIS YEAR'S LOVE
Written by David Gray
Performed by David Gray
Courtesy of IHT Records Limited, ATO Records, The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment and Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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Timothy Olyphant shines
1 December 2010 | by JWBlySee all my reviews

This is an enjoyable yet ultimately forgettable film. The "boy rescues cute girl from terrible life" plot has been done many times before, no doubt in many better ways. Emile Hirsch performs passably well with the material he is given, and the luscious Elisha Cuthbert provides plenty of eye candy that she could not show in 24. The rest of the characters are one-dimensional and barely worthy of mention. But the show belongs to Timothy Olyphant. Although he does not even appear until halfway through the film, his role makes the entire movie worth watching again. He screen presence is palpable as the ultra-cool bad boy that every man secretly wishes to be. Scruffy, chain-smoking, alternately funny, friendly then dangerous, he owns every scene in which he appears. Seeing this film makes one that much more anxious for the next season of JUSTIFIED to begin!


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