WEIRDLAND: The Girl Next Door (Unrated Edition) Blu-ray Review

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Girl Next Door (Unrated Edition) Blu-ray Review

The Girl Next Door (Unrated Edition) - Blu-ray Review:
"Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a straight-arrow over-acheiver who has never really lived life, until he falls for his new neighbour, the beautiful and semmingly innocent Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert). When Matthew discovers this perfect "girl next door" is a one-time porn star his sheltered existence begins to spin out of control. Ultimately, Danielle helps Matthew emerge from his shell and discover that sometimes you have to risk everything for the person.I’ve always been a fan of Luke Greenfield’s ‘The Girl Next Door’. The affable performances from the pic leads Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert balance out the bawdiness nicely and it’s smarter than the cover would lead you to believe. Matthew Kidman (Hirsch) whose student council president existence is resulting in little adventures to write down in his yearbook remembrance section.He soon finds out that Danielle isn’t so innocent when porn-obsessed friend Eli (Chris Marquette) crushes his world in one fell swoop i.e. a push of the play button.At first, he’s a bit rattled but after a disastrous attempt to treat her like a porn star, he vows to again treat her like the girl next door.Too late – the porn career she left behind comes back to find her with the very pimp-like porn producer Kelly (Timothy Olyphant) showing up to reclaim her property.Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert make endearing leads with Hirsch showing some of that flair he will later bring to pics as varying as ‘Into the Wild’ and ‘Milk’ to ‘Speed Racer’.Paul Dano and Chris Marquette providing the requisite nerdy friends with Paul Dano, of course, going on to be terrific as the preacher in ‘There Will Be Blood’.The AVC 1080p transfer is simply okay with a moderate amount of grain but very little in the way of HD flash – color and detail is often muted and while it’s a step up from the DVD, the difference is marginal. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is a bit better mainly because of the constant stream of great songs. ‘The Eli Experience’, a short prank vid shot at the adult film expo shown in the film, ‘A Look Next Door’, a quick making of with various interviews from cast and crew, a short ‘Gag Reel’, ten minutes of ‘Deleted and Extended Scenes’, and finally scene specific commentaries from Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert where they offer up some comments on a few scenes". Source:

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"The girl next door" ("Home") video.


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Kendra said...

thanks, Blu-Ray reviews, welcome to Jake Weird!