Metascore
69

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
    70
    Fascinating.
  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
    70
    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
7.0

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
    9
    Great, great, great! I love this flick. Funny, intelligent and surprising. One of the best movies I've seen recently.