Girl Next Door, The

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1

Content: -3 1/2

The Girl Next Door is promoted as a romantic comedy. Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch), student body president of his high school with aspirations of attending an Ivy League university, meets Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert), a teenage porn actress trying to make a new start in life. Matthew has a knack for befriending the down and out. His two best friends, Eli (Hugo Posh) and Klitz (Paul Dano), are portrayed as nerds who never do anything crazy but deep down desperately want to. Danielle pursues Matthew and manipulates and cajoles him to live life on the edge. His motives are pure, but his methods are suspect as he enters the underworld of the porn industry in order to save Danielle from returning to it. Matthew goes head to head with Danielles porn producer/pimp (Timothy Olyphant) throughout the movie and, while he doesnt win very often, he does eventually get the girl next door.

Hollywood has produced yet another sexually driven and morally irresponsible movie for teenagers with the message that sex and other adult activities are cool while morality makes you a loser. The Girl Next Door tells young people who apply themselves to succeed in life to instead do something crazy while they are still young. It communicates that sex is all that boys think about, and it glamorizes the porn industry with subtleties such as a teenage boy wearing a baseball cap with a porn companys name on it. This movie presents pornography as the solution to our sex-education problems. Teenage boys are allowed into strip clubs as well as a pornography convention. Teenagers on a high-school campus are harvested by a porn producer for the making of an underage porn movie. While there is a romantic theme between a teenage boy and girl, the sweetness and desired purity of the relationship are lost in the filth of corrupted values including a lot of sexual content and dialog, homosexuality, foul language and profanity.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes
20th Century Fox

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (22) times mild (hell 2); moderate (tits 5, boobs 2); strong (ass 4, bitch 3, SOB 1, fag 5)

Obscene Language: Many (39) times moderate (screw 1); strong (f-word 23, s-word 7, finger gesture 1, other 7)

Profanity: Several (20) times moderate (OMG 13); strong (GD 4, J 3)

Violence: Several times mild (shoving between high-school boys, several challenges to fight but no action taken); moderate (fighting between high-school boy and an adult man); strong (man hits high-school boy in the head leaving a gash in forehead and bloody nose, strong intimidation and blackmail occurs several times)

Sex: Many times mild (kissing, hugging, handholding); moderate (teenage groping and deep kissing throughout the movie); strong (several occurrences of sexual intimacy including teenage boys watching sexual situations on TV and videos, highly charged sexual situations including lap dances in a strip club intended to arouse the characters as well as the audience, teenage girl giving adult man unconventional sex is implied)

Nudity: Many times mild (young women in tight and revealing clothing with the intention to manipulate teenage boys and men sexually, teenage boys wanting to see women nude, teenage boy and girl swim in a pool in their underwear); moderate (young man strips in the middle of the street and is shown from behind, young women with chests exposed and wearing g-strings, women completely nude but no uncovered genitals); strong (full nudity may be shown in porn movies being watched and adult magazines being looked at by teenage boys, teenage boy gropes a young womans breast, a pig mascot is shown with a full erection)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (a great amount of sexual talk, many occurrences of sexual innuendo); moderate (teenage boys hump the school mascot character, many references to self-gratification); strong (teenage boys call each other gay and fag, teenage boys talk about banging chicks, a gold trophy in the shape of a phallic symbol was prominent in a porn producers home in addition to lawn sculptures of people having various forms of sex.

Drugs: Several times mild (beer, wine, bourbon are consumed by adults and teenagers, an adult man gives a teenage boy an ecstasy pill); moderate (drunkenness and marijuana use); strong (graphic illegal drug use)

Other: Many inappropriate situations

Running Time: 110 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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