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|The House Bunny|
Actor: Anna Faris
Genre: Comedy Rating: PG13 Release Date: 23-DEC-2008 Media Type: DVD
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Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 3/29/2014...
I thought this was a good movie. Anna Faris is a very funny actress.
Lisa C. (floripalisa) from COLUMBIA, TN
Reviewed on 11/6/2010...
What a funny, great movie!
Alice H. (singlegalkansas) from TOPEKA, KS
Reviewed on 11/4/2010...
Silly fun! Adorable little movie. Really liked Collin Hanks in it. He is adorable!
David Bruce C. from MOUNT BERRY, GA
Reviewed on 9/1/2009...
Some cute parts, but overall too predictable and formulaic.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
'I Know What Boys Like.'
G. Merritt | Boulder, CO | 09/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
""I'm an expert in parties and boys. I'm a Bunny! Men write to me from prison."
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Anna Faris (Smiley Face; Southern Belles) is the most underrated comic actress in film today. In a world of male-driven comedies, Anna Faris has become the Carole Lombard and Judy Holliday of our times. Her delightfully funny performance is reason enough to see The House Bunny, a 2008 romantic comedy film written by Legally Blonde screenwriters, Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah Lutz, and produced by Adam Sandler's production company. Faris plays Shelley Darlington, a wide-eyed, clueless twenty-seven-year-old Playboy bunny, who gets banned from Hef's Playboy mansion due to her age (she is "59 in bunny years"). She then becomes the house mother of the Zeta Alpha Zeta sorority, and sets out to help the Zetas discover their inner bunnies, much to the ire of rival sorority, Phi Iota Mu. (This movie should have been subtitled, "The Blonde Leading the Blondes.") Ultimately, Shelly is forced to choose between a dream centerfold shoot and the family that needs her the most. Is this movie silly? No, it's frickin' hilarious. Is it predictable? Well, yes. Will it offend feminists? All of my feminist friends couldn't believe that I would "waste" my time on such a movie. However, in response to the film's feminist critics, it should be noted that after catching the eye of Oliver (Tom Hank's son, Colin Hanks), Shelly not only realizes that it takes more than her sexy Bunny ways to succeed in life, but also that her Bunny lessons have transformed the Zetas into very superficial women. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a laugh. This was one of the funniest films of 2008.
I liked it
Margaret Dybala | Pearland, Texas United States | 12/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I'm embarrassed to admit that I really enjoyed this silly movie. I hadn't intended to see it, but got pushed into watching it with my family. And I liked it better than they did! It was actually very sweet.
The plot, of course, is a cliche. Nerdy sorority is made cool by an ex-bunny. Not original. But it isn't meant to be. This whole thing is just a wonderful frame for the comedic talents of the people involved. We particularly enjoyed the scene where Shelley tries to act like Marilyn Monroe over the steam vent, and gets her knees badly steamed. That is just so silly that you have to laugh.
Also, at my house, we just find it so strange that the series "the girls next door," whose performers are in this film (the Faris role, Shelley, is supposed to be living at the Playboy Mansion as the movie opens), is one of the sweetest shows on TV. We expected trash, and were confounded by pleasant people that we genuinely like. So that predisposed us to like this film, too. There is a certain innocence to the whole thing.
So, I find myself in the position of recommending this film to anyone who enjoys silly comedy.
Will Set Women Back 4,000,000 Years
Tyro | Brooklyn, New York USA | 07/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just kidding. This is a lighthearted movie. The message? It's okay to be sexy. The other message? There's more to life than being sexy. The idea of "bunny wisdom" versus "geek wisdom" works along with a lot of verbal humor rather than slapstick. Sure, it plays on well-worn cliches, but it doesn't take itself - or these stereotypes - too seriously. Good fun."