The Girl Next Door

Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert

Directed by Luke Greenfield
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April 6, 2004

What if you were a horny high school geek and a porn star moved in next door? Your answer will surely outwit anything in this cut-rate Risky Business, the 1983 film that put Tom Cruise on the map. Emile Hirsch, who proved his talent in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, plays the geek. Elisha Cuthbert, of TV's 24, is the adult-film star on leave from giving on-camera blow jobs. She's a sexy screen presence — all wet-lipped availability — with no character to play. Director Luke Greenfield, the auteur behind The Animal, starring Rob Schneider, wants to pass off this limp-dick farce as social satire. Ha!

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