The Girl Next Door (2004)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 48 mins

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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.
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Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch

Crew: Luke Greenfield (Director), Jamie Anderson (Director of Photography), Paul Haslinger (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Apr 2004 (India)

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

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Did you know? The woman shown in the magazine at the beginning of the film is Briana Banks. Read More
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Dolby Digital, DTS
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24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
Matt never saw her coming... but all his friends had!
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Planet of the Apes (English)
Referenced in: Platoon (English)
Reference: X-Men 2 (English)
Reference: Planet of the Apes (English)
Reference: Alien (English)
Audio/Video Mismatch
When Danielle, Matthew and Kelly are in the strip joint Kelly lights the lighter without the distinctive sound of striking as heard on earlier occasions.

Character Error
When driving to the porn convention in Las Vegas, Klitz is on the phone with his father telling him that they can watch Shark Week together another night. Shark Week is on in early august, well before they would have started school.

Crew/Equipment Visible
The camera truck is reflected in the windows of the house across the street as Matt walks past with the inner tube.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Kelly drags Matthew from class Matthew's microphone is visible on his back pocket as he is dragged to the door.

Crew/Equipment Visible
At the scholarship dinner, Matthew is with Danielle talking to a couple. When Matthew takes an interest in the man's tie, it zooms into Matthew's face. You can see that there is a microphone attached to the back of Danielle's hair.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Matt is dragged out of class at the end of the movie, his microphone is visible on his belt loop.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When doing the sex scene, Matthew's skin colored boxers are visible in several shots. Once from behind him up close. And twice from the front at a distance.

Factual Mistake
The music that plays when Matthew opens the door to reveal Danielle ready to accompany him to the prom is not "Hootchie Cootchie Man" as credited in the soundtrack listing and end credits, but is actually "Mannish Boy".

Revealing Mistakes
When Matt receives the acceptance letter from Georgetown University, there is no state and no zip code present in the destination address.

Revealing Mistakes
When Matt receives the acceptance letter from Georgetown, it appears to be a "thin" package that would signify a single rejection letter, rather than the more traditional "thick" package that signifies acceptance and contains all the materials needed.

Revealing Mistakes
Obvious body double for Matthew when he runs down the neighborhood naked.

In the first couple shots of the film where the characters are stating what they will always remember, one says that he will always remember Lacrosse champions. If you watch very closely, when he tackles the last man before the shot is over, the lacrosse ball clearly flies out of the net, but he is still running.

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.

When Eli shows Matthew the adult video with Danielle in it, and when Kelly shows the video to group gathered at Matthew's house, the close-up we see of the time counter does not match the wide shot.

When Matthew and Danielle are sitting at the table in the diner we see Danielle drawing a picture of a girl with long hair. In the next shot, there is no hair drawn, and in the next shot has long hair again.

Danielle appears to enter the strip club first, but in the next shot she is not in the club yet and enters behind Kelly.

All exterior shots of the limo show it to be dry, yet all the interior shots have the windows looking wet.

When the limo arrives to pick them all up it is day. In the next interior shot it is night out.

When Matthew is running down the street, the interior shots from the car show that the window is open. As Matthew opens the door to finally get in the window is closed.

When Matthew is running naked alongside Danielle's car, the window is down. When Danielle opens the car door, the window is up.
The drawing of herself Danielle gives Matthew in the café was drawn by Elisha Cuthbert.

During the scene in the strip club when Emile Hirsch is trying to figure out how to smoke the cigar, it falling out of his mouth is an accident. The director liked it so much, he left it in.

Emile Hirsch was really hurt when he is beaten in the car by Timothy Olyphant as Olyphant's rings kept scratching him.

Originally, both Briana Banks and Jenna Jameson were slated to appear in this film.

According to the commentary, Eli is based on writer/director Eli Roth.

As Emile Hirsch was still a minor during production, all of his nude scenes were performed by a stunt double. For the lap dance scene, several pillows were placed between him and the dancer.

The prom in the film takes place in the cafeteria, the same way the director's was.

Elisha Cuthbert filmed this movie while she was filming 24 (2001). When asked about the hectic schedule, she said, "Our weekends were Monday and Tuesday and the show was, obviously, Saturday and Sunday, so every day for three months."

In the scene-specific DVD audio commentary for the film Emile Hirsch reveals that when shooting the scene where Elisha Cuthbert forces him to strip, director Luke Greenfield wanted him to shave his chesthair but Hirsch who was 17 at the time refused because, as he himself puts it, "did not wanna shave off my manhood".

Professional WWE wrestler Matthew Wiese has a cameo, as the boyfriend to one of the porn actresses during the Adult Film Convention sequence.

The video that Eli discovers of Danielle (which he shows to Matthew) features Steven St. Croix, a real-life porn actor.

The Cougars lion costume featured in numerous scenes of the film is the same one as featured in Old School (2003), this time under the name "Harrison Cougars".

In the video room there are posters for Alien (1979), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and X-Men 2 (2003) - all films released through Fox.

The car that Emile Hirsch is driving at the end is a 2005 BMW z4 roadster 2.5i

The box of cigars Kelly receives at the end from Matthew are Romeo and Julieta vintage cigars.

The woman shown in the magazine at the beginning of the film is Briana Banks.

The "Vivid Video" cap the Eli wears is from a real porn production company.

The sword hanging on the wall on the wall in the background of the "karate porn " video is a Klingon "Bat'leth" sword from the Star Trek series.

The line "So, What's the craziest thing you've done lately?" is sampled in the Kill Hannah song 'Crazy Angel'

David Daskal from Average Joe (2003) appears in the beginning of the movie in a group of students and later on, as a student in the classroom.

The film not only shared a similar plot to Risky Business (1983), but the composer Paul Haslinger is a former member of Tangerine Dream, the band that provided the soundtrack for Risky Business.

Emile Hirsch, Chris Marquette and Olivia Wilde later appeared in Alpha dog together.

Emile Hirsch and Paul Dano previously appeared in The Emperor's Club together.

Both Olivia Wilde and Autumn Reeser starred in "The O.C". Olivia Wilde played Alex in season 2 and Autumn Reeser played Taylor in season 3 and 4.

Luke Greenfield: the director of the porn film being shot towards the end of the movie.