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If only music and movies shared the same proprietary creative standard.
But unfortunately there's no one to prosecute in the case of "The Girl Next Door," which seems mainly about ripping off 's "Risky Business" without attribution, right down to its awkward teenage hero's tighty whities. Just like its predecessor, "The Girl Next Door" centers on a straight-arrow, teen-idol-cute high school senior who gets an abrupt education in real-world human relations courtesy of a voluptuous and experienced blonde.
The so-called update here is that instead of risky business transpiring between a high school senior Tom Cruise and a misunderstood prostitute Rebecca De Mornayit's a high school senior Emile Hirsch and a misunderstood porn star Elisha Cuthbert who get down in "The Girl Next Door.
Hirsch's character, Matthew, is in the running for a scholarship to Georgetown when adult film actress Danielle temporarily moves in next door. Before he knows what's hit him, she's invading his every thought most hilariously in a blue daydream where she meets his parents and presenting a heap of trouble that threatens his college plans, not to mention his life.
Matthew's parents, meanwhile, are clueless to the new X-rated subtext of their family life, even when a bevy of porn stars shows up to escort their son and his nerdy pals to the prom. The broadest possible characterization of all this is that it's "Risky Business" meets John Cusack's entire early filmography, and somewhere in there a nod is probably also owed to shock jock Howard Stern's infamous radio matching of high schoolers with porn-star prom dates.
But what it lacks in originality, "The Girl Next Door" does offset via a combination of charismatic le Hirsch and Cuthbert have a meet-cute chemistry that is curiously missing from the rest of the porn industry and coming-of-age humor that occasionally hits the mark. Its soundtrack features some odd choices porn queens arrive to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On"but also plenty of stylish beats by the likes of N. And every once in a while, director Luke Greenfield forever stuck listing Rob Schneider's "The Animal" as his feature filmmaking debut manages something a little bit bold and surprisingly inspired.
The final insurmountable problem is that writers Stuart Blumberg "Keeping the Faith" and David Wagner and Brent Goldberg the team that brought you "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" really come up short when things get serious, resorting to cliches and a whole lot of hooey about "moral fiber. Janice can be reached at j22 hotmail.
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