I wasn't expecting The Girl Next Door to be that great, perhaps due to the sexualized DVD cover. I was proven wrong when I was thrust into a passionate story about a young man that is more demure than party animal and takes things very seriously. The acting was very good from a young Emile Hirsch, and the film deserves praise for its timely perspective on pornography vs. real life and the blurred line between them.
Horrible movie. And by horrible, I don't mean the film's content, but the film itself. Terrible acting, mediocre editing, even worse period setting. Not fun for anyone, not even the gore scavengers. Do yourself a favor and skip this film. Watch An American Crime instead if you want another (better) take on the subject.
Tthese lines: Eli: Matt, she's a porn star! Okay? Take her to a motel room and bang her like a beast! Matt: Eli, I like this girl. Eli: And you can still like her with your penis inside her. Matthew, I tell you that you're gonna regret this. What would JFK do? You know he'd tap that ass. Eli: Goddammit Matt! I swear to God if you don't fuck her, I'll kill myself! Matt! Please! Please, Matt! Fuck her for me! For me