She played an ex–porn star, Danielle, opposite Emile Hirsch. The film was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards including Best Kiss and Breakthrough Female performance for Elisha Cuthbert.
The Girl Next Door
Eighteen-year-old Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a straight-arrow over-achiever who has never really lived life… until he falls for his new neighbor, the beautiful and seemingly innocent Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert). When Matthew discovers this perfect “girl next door” is a one-time porn star, his sheltered existence begins to spin out of control. Ultimately, Danielle helps Matthew emerge from his shell and discover that sometimes you have to risk everything for the person you love.
The Girl Next Door is a comedy about opposite worlds, views and backgrounds colliding. It is about a boy with a future and a girl with a past. A boy who is about to lose his innocence and a girl who is trying to regain it.
The film asks, How far are you willing to go for the person you love? Are you willing to risk everything? If you want the girl next door, you had better be willing to risk it all and experience a journey for which you never could have prepared.