The rest of the characters are one-dimensional and barely worthy of mention. Matthew later attempts to apologize and reconcile, but Danielle believes that she will never be able to escape her past and decides to return to the adult industry. The problem begins when he reflects on his high school career and realizes he has not had as much fun as he should have. Although he does not even appear until halfway through the film, his role makes the entire movie worth watching again. With no more cards left to play, Kelly admits defeat as well as a grudging respect for Matthew. This is an enjoyable yet ultimately forgettable film.
But the show belongs to Timothy Olyphant. Emile Hirsch plays Matthew, an intelligent high school senior. Released April 9th, 2004, 'The Girl Next Door' stars , , , The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 48 min, and received a score of 47 out of 100 on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 32 experienced critics. Scruffy, chain-smoking, alternately funny, friendly then dangerous, he owns every scene in which he appears. The movie progresses with Matthew trying to win back The Girl Next Door, while finding a way to raise money to be able to go to college.
When Matthew discovers this perfect girl next door is a one-time porn star, his sheltered existence begins to spin out of control. Kelly exacts further revenge by stealing all the money Matthew raised for Samnang. High on that Kelly gave him as aspirin, he gives a deeply sentimental speech but loses out on the scholarship. Hugo Posh and Matthew make millions from the video. Ultimately, Danielle helps Matthew emerge from his shell and discover that sometimes you have to risk everything for the person you love.
After the successful shoot, Danielle and Matthew have sex in their limousine. He just hangs out with a few of his close friends. Danielle moves in next door, and Matthew thinks he's found the girl of his dreams. He does not go to parties and he has never fallen in love. His attempt is obvious, and he is forced to call her out on her past as a porn star. Matthew narrowly avoids the police and rushes to a scholarship award dinner. Danielle calls in two friends from her porn star days, and they agree to make a video for Hugo Posh on prom night using Matthew's classmates as actors.
When Matthew discovers this perfect girl next door is a one-time porn star, his sheltered existence begins to spin out of control. 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. He turns to Danielle for help in recouping his losses. Storyline: Eighteen-year-old Matthew Kidman Emile Hirsch is a straight-arrow overachiever who has never really lived life. Matthew enters his home to find Kelly and the stolen tape in his home, along with his parents and Principal Salinger. He and Danielle sneak away and pick up his friends before going to a party.
Ultimately, Danielle helps Matthew emerge from his shell and discover that sometimes you have to risk everything for the person you love. He screen presence is palpable as the ultra-cool bad boy that every man secretly wishes to be. Another issue is that he also needs to raise the tuition to be able to attend the university he was accepted into. She has decided to go back to Los Angeles and get back into the porn industry. Matthew witnesses her undressing from his bedroom window, until she sees him and storms over, knocking on the door and introducing herself to his parents.
Matthew fears that he will be implicated in the crime and. All is going well, until Matthew's sex-mad friend Eli reveals that Danielle is actually a ex-porn star. Kelly offers to let Matthew erase his debt by stealing an award statuette from porn mogul Hugo Posh, but once Matthew has entered the house Kelly calls in a burglary report and leaves the premises. Eighteen-year-old Matthew Kidman Emile Hirsch is a straight-arrow overachiever who has never really lived life. He is reluctant at first, but he decides to go along with it.
Danielle, insulted, realizes that he has discovered her past and abruptly ends the relationship. Want to know what the movie's about? Kelly, in private, tells Matthew that unless he is given half of all profits, he will play the tape immediately for Matthew's family. The two get to know each other through weird adventures, which includes Matthew finding himself in his principal's pool. Matthew's world is suddenly rocked the next day when his friend Eli informs him that Danielle is an adult film actress. The next morning Eli calls Matthew, panicked because the prom night tape has been stolen, jeopardizing their hopes of financial recovery. Fortunately, he starts to fall for his new beautiful next door neighbor.