Director: Luke Greenfield Cast: Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette, Paul Dano, Timothy Bottoms, Donna Bullock Writing Credits: Stuart Blumberg, David Wagner, Brent Goldberg Tagline: Matt never saw her coming ... When Matthew discovers his perfect girl next door is a former porn star, his sheltered existence spins out of control.
Eighteen-year-old Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a straight-laced overachiever who has never really lived life - until he falls for his hot new neighbor (Elisha Cuthbert).
To be fair, Cuthbert, who makes her feature lead debut, is fetching and could carry a movie. The only reason to see this Risky Business wannabe is for the eye candy and even that is not worth the taste.The eye candy is supplied by various other porn stars that show off their "assets" at a moment's notice.Those seeking more than hot naked chicks will be disappointed by the story.Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a senior at a generic California high school, dominated by jocks and cheerleaders, whose future looks bright, but whose present is dull boredom.That is until Danielle moves next door and encourages Matthew to just go with the flow.Of course, the primary reason audiencesmainly teenage boyswill to see this picture is for porn star/girl next door Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert of TV's 24).However, other than preening in a few scenes and stripping down to her skivvies a couple of times, there isn't much to see.The ending is so outlandish, that even those who have bought into the plot will be groaning in despair.Although, for the most part, The Girl Next Door is a mess, there are clever moments, particularly a number of fantasy sequences and a few almost funny scenes with Matthew's friends Eli and Klitz (Paul Dano). On the one hand he's too conventionally good looking to be a geek on the level of Eli and Klitz. and more laughs in this all-new unrated version of The Girl Next Door - packed with steamy added scenes.It's "Risky Business meets American Pie" (Premiere Radio Networks) in this "titillating, laugh-out-loud funny comedy!