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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

I have started many of my reviews with something along the lines of, ďI donít really get into Sci-Fi, butÖĒ, and I must say that once again.
No, The Girl Next Door isnít a Sci-Fi movie at all, but itís so NOT based in reality, that it may as well be!

I saw The Girl Next Door as a free advanced screening thanks to my pal JOEY. And yeah, itís not based in any reality I know, and at times itís predictable, and even unoriginalÖbut somehow itís a lot of fun.

The movie stars Emile Hirsch from THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS as a pretty clean cut honor student type whose life gets thrown for a loop (and a half) when Elisha Cuthbert moves in next door. The movie has a bit of a secret, which apparently isnít a secret at all, as it is disclosed in the trailer. But for my own weird little sense of honor, I shant reveal it here!
But I will say this. That Ms Cuthbert is quite a comely young lass.

The Girl Next Door also features an actor by the name of Timothy Olyphant, and he steals every scene heís in. He does a great job of being very likable despite being an asshole. All of the performances were pretty good actually, even though I wasnít totally hooked on the chemistry between Hirsch and Cuthbert. Itís kinda hard to picture them together, but then again, I already mentioned that this film is not realistic at all.
However, I do applaud a good, old fashioned Rated R teen sex comedy, even if it is a romantic comedy at heart. This is actually pretty raunchy, not so much for what it shows on screen, but for it's prevalent theme throughout.
And did I mention that Elisha Cuthbert is incredibly attractive?

This movie has plenty of flaws, some rather huge.
But all in all, it was a good time.

B +

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