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The Girl Next Door Reviews


Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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The American male hypocrisy toward sexually active women in general -- and porn in particular -- is at the center of the new comedy The Girl Next Door. Unfortunately, instead of being the movie's target, it's the subtext.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 17, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Risky Business, while cynical and salacious, also had style, charm and heart. The Girl Next Door is just nasty, loud and empty.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 12, 2004
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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Nothing in this film makes any sense, and Stuart Blumberg, David T. Wagner and Brent Goldberg's script merely gets more preposterous as it elaborates on its implausible premise.

April 9, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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The picture feels fresh and audacious thanks to its smart script and sassy cast.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

April 9, 2004
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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This funny, surprising gem joins the ranks of Risky Business and Say Anything.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 9, 2004
Janice Page
Boston Globe
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Seems mainly about ripping off 1983's Risky Business without attribution.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 9, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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An entertaining affair whose wild-card creativity never ceases to surprise.

April 9, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 9, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: C+

April 9, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie captures, on the most basic level of tone and attitude, what it feels like to be a teenager, a teenage boy in particular.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 9, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a dishonest, quease-inducing 'comedy' that had me feeling uneasy and then unclean.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

April 9, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It appears to not only be made for hormone-crazed adolescents, but by them.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

April 9, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The film is like a hooker dressed up as a lady: It wants to pretend it has class.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

April 9, 2004
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Cuthbert provides a great deal of heart to this alternately lewd and chaste lark.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 9, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A stylish, sweet and saucy spring surprise loaded with laughs and unexpected smarts.

| Original Score: B+

April 9, 2004
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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While not by any reasonable standard a great movie ... The Girl Next Door is a totally tasty one, a surprise treat concocted from only the most familiar mass-market ingredients.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

April 9, 2004
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Though shamelessly derivative and amoral, The Girl Next Door is nevertheless funnier and smarter than most of the pathetic dreck aimed at the nation's teens.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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At this stage in Hollywood history, any teen movie that doesn't involve flying body fluids deserves some kind of commendation.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2004
Mike Clark
USA Today
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If you think the idea of taking a porn star to your prom is funny (and I plead guilty), here's your movie.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2004
David Edelstein
Slate
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Emile Hirsch has the perfect stricken alertness, and Greenfield has a marvelous joker up his sleeve in Timothy Olyphant as Kelly, Danielle's quasi-pimp.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 8, 2004
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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What is disturbing and frankly distasteful about The Girl Next Door is how slick and shameless it is in its eagerness to blur boundaries, to squeeze as much transgressive material as it can into a nominally bland and innocent form.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 8, 2004
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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We're a world away here from the crass (if not unenjoyable) slapstick antics of the American Pie series and closer to a sensitivity and nostalgia for all things awkwardly adolescent reminiscent of Cameron Crowe.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 8, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A lumpy blend of sweet teen romance and naughty, R-rated prurience, this comedy follows the improbable relationship between a high school senior and a former porn star.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The plot is carelessly cobbled from dozens of previous teen flicks, with needless episodes added as space fillers.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C

April 8, 2004
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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The whole thing is cheerfully engaging, thanks to inspired direction by Luke Greenfield.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 8, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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What if you were a horny high school geek and a porn star moved in next door? Your answer will surely outwit anything in this cut-rate Risky Business.

| Original Score: 1/4

April 8, 2004
John Anderson
Newsday
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The whole movie is a fantasy, of course, but one that seems determined from the start to undermine our suspension of disbelief.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 8, 2004
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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Well matched with Cuthbert's nicely vulnerable performance, [Hirsch and Cuthbert] create a believable relationship on screen, despite the contrived nerd-meets-sexpot circumstances.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2004
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Sexy, silly, sappy and often just plain likeable.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

April 8, 2004
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Contrived from the start but gets better as it goes along.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

April 7, 2004
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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Of course, once Danielle has awakened Matthew's inner party animal, the girl next door becomes a mere bystander to her neighbor's various wacky rescue ops.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 6, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Unlike American Pie, it does not rely upon bawdy antics and bodily fluids.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2004
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Plays like a late-night channel-surf through soft-core sitcoms, American Pie wannabes and '80s Brat Pack romances.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 5, 2004

AV Club
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February 24, 2004
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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Marks its director and scripters as talents to watch and affirms that its young star, Emile Hirsch, is a big-screen natural.

February 23, 2004
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