The first kiss between Matt and Danielle was shot on March 10, 2003 in the backyard of a house on Capri Drive north of Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades. "The Girl Next Door" belongs squarely within this third category of teen film, and is the best motion picture about teenage life since 2001's "Donnie Darko".At the center of "The Girl Next Door" is the love story between Matthew and Danielle.
Together, they experience one of the most magical screen romances in recent memory. Their first kiss, played to the strings of David Gray's "This Year's Love" is simply breathtaking in its innocent simplicity and beauty. "The Girl Next Door" is an entrancing treasure of a film with the ability to touch you deeply, make you roll with laughter, smile with joy, and feel. It is the first unadulterated masterpiece of 2004. Source: www.themovieboy.com
Eli Roth actually did date "the porn star next door" among others, and Christopher McKenna listened to his stories and turned it into this movie.
McKenna's involvement was at the behest of director Luke Greenfield, who collaborated on the script with him. David Kartch was previously attached to direct, but dropped out and was replaced by Luke Greenfield in 2002.Producers Charles Gordon and Marc Sternberg, as well as studio executive Peter Cramer, had earlier worked together as the producers of "October Sky", which also featured a teenager's attempts at social mobility.
The girl next door (Sweet Darlin'):
A video featuring some images and stills from "The girl next door" starring Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert. Songs "Sweet Darlin'" by She & him and "Please Rise" by Lambchop.
The girl next door (Lady):
A video featuring some images and stills of "The girl next door", starred by Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert. Song "Lady" by Eugene Kelly.