Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. An intelligent, well-made film about a seemingly well-adjusted, likable and loquacious woman.
  2. Insightful and thoughtful.
  3. A fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary.
  4. 70
    (Fugate's) portrait of Valentine/Baker is rich and compelling.
  5. Reviewed by: Ted Fry
  6. 70
    Challenges us to reconcile its snapshots of earnest entrepreneurs, colleagues, and fans with its long takes of her disillusionment.
  7. Reviewed by: Paul Cullum
    Even more than the invasive procedures of her day job, or the casual humiliation by the raging misogynists drawn to this business, there's a virulent self-hatred on display that is palpably painful to watch.
  8. Despite inadequate editing and overreliance on bad background music, The Girl Next Door doesn't disappoint.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Kt
    May 6, 2006
    Great, great, great! I love this flick. Funny, intelligent and surprising. One of the best movies I've seen recently.