Juvenile at times and altogether uneven, the R-rated teen comedy The Girl Next Door should’ve evaporated from our minds quicker than Eurotrip. But it’s tough not to admire a film that stars Elisha Cuthbert as a porn star who's accessible, at least to its male lead, a socially awkward high school student played by Emile Hirsch.
She’s trying to begin a normal young adult’s life, hiding her X-rated acting past until Hirsch’s friends recognize her from their spank bank DVD collection. Fortunately for his friends, Cuthbert’s character gets two of her porn gal-pals to accompany Hirsch’s friends to the prom. Simply for honoring Nate Dogg’s age-old adage, “It ain’t not fun if the homies can’t have none,” Cuthbert’s porno alter-ego is our kind of girl.