Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7431

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 19

Theatrical Release Date: 10/03/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/04/2007

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Gregory M. Wilson

Actors: Blythe Auffarth, Daniel Manche, Blanche Baker, Graham Patrick Martin, Benjamin Ross Kaplan, Austin Williams

Plot: After the death of their parents, Meg and her sister move in with Ruth Chandler and her three boys. The neighbor, David, watches with increasing horror as Meg is subjected to abuse and torture by the family. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/09/2011

Definitely very hard to watch & this is the 1st & last time Ill ever watch this movie

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Snoogans - wrote on 05/27/2011

Based on a book that is a fiction retelling of a true story. 'An American Crime' also covered this story, but from a standpoint closer to the actual events. While that film is good, I preferred this one more. I tend to gravitate toward this kind of harder edged material. It may not be easy to watch, but it's well worth it in the end.

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Hard to Watch, Impossible to Look Away

Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/29/2008

Going into The Girl Next Door without knowing what's coming is a tough proposition because even when you know what to expect, it doesn't make it any easier. Based on the novel by Jack Ketchum, which in turn is based on an true crime, The Girl Next Door follows a young boy, David and the new teen girl who has moved in next door.

It soon becomes apparent that this new home is not going to be a happy home. The family Matriarch, Ruth, and her three boys, start a cycle of punishment leading to abuse, degradation in a downward spiral that can only lead to one place. What makes it the worse is that all the neighborhood children know, and many participate, in the terrible acts and no one acts until it is much too late.

Some may fine this exploitive, as the story takes liberties with a …

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