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Girl Next Door, The
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette & Paul Dano

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The Girl Next Door is available in separate R-rated and unrated versions. The widescreen side includes audio commentary by director Luke Greenfield and a feature-length trivia track with revealing behind-the-scenes information. The full-screen side adds scene specific commentaries by Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert, the eight-minute Eli Experience at the porn convention in Las Vegas, a 10-minute behind-the-scenes look at The Girl Next Door, a three-minute gag reel, 16 deleted or extended scenes with optional commentary, and the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2223521
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong Sexual Content, Language, And Some Drug/Alchol Use.
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/24/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Luke Greenfield
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Studious and nerdy Matthew (Hirsch) has no idea what's in store for him when Danielle (Cuthbert), The Girl Next Door moves in. From the moment she catches him watching her undress, she knows that she's got him hooked. When Matt discovers that Danielle is in fact a porn star, he does his best to convince her that life has more to offer. But Kelly (Olyphant) and Hugo (Remar) aren't quite as pleased as Matt when Danielle decides to quit her career, and they intend to make sure that Matthew minds his own business. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture can have a slightly soft appearance, but otherwise, details are nicely presented. Hues can seem a bit undersaturated at times, especially noticed in the black levels. Otherwise, fleshtones are accurately balanced within the color scheme. Edge enhancement is rarely a factor with this title, but some pixelization is noticed. At times, this picture can look very natural, while other times seeming soft. (Suzanne Hodges)

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