The House Bunny (2008)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Anna Faris is game, but she can't salvage this middling, formulaic comedy.


Movie Info

When Playboy playmate Shelley (Anna Faris) is unceremoniously evicted from Hugh Hefner's lavish mansion in order to make room for some younger beauties, her quest for employment finds her serving as den mother to an unpopular L.A. sorority in this Happy Madison production directed by Fred Wolf. Colin Hanks, Rumer Willis, Katharine McPhee, Monet Mazur, and Beverly D'Angelo co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Rating: PG-13 (for sex-related humor, partial nudity and brief strong language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Karen McCullah Lutz , Kirsten Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 19, 2008
Box Office: $48.2M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures/Columbia - Official Site

Cast


as Shelley Darlingson

as Natalie

as Mrs. Hagstrom

as Cassandra

as Himself

as Carrie Mae
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Critic Reviews for The House Bunny

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (29)

The result isn't very funny, and its sexual politics are as muddled as you'd expect, but Faris is sweet and likable as the sort of wise dumbbell Judy Holliday used to play.

Full Review… | December 17, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This aims for 'Legally Blonde'/'Mean Girls' status, but ends up being a throwaway, if entertaining, plea for casting directors to start taking Faris more seriously.

Full Review… | October 10, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

This is completely and utterly Faris' film.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014
Quickflix

An utterly predictable and formulaic comedy given a huge kick in the keester courtesy of its effervescent star.

Full Review… | May 15, 2012
Shared Darkness

...it's hard to deny the effectiveness of Anna Faris' energetically go-for-broke performance...

Full Review… | February 10, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

Why the film works: Anna. Faris.

Full Review… | January 6, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for The House Bunny

You know i was completely surprised at the giggles I had watching this movie. While not great it was fun in a strange strange way.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

Anna Faris leads a pack of female outcasts in a revolution against the usual college and social hierarchy types who don't like nonconformity from their wimmen critters. Her surprise rebuttal? Total capitulation, which means all the "ugly" women get perms. So , if there's no real surprises here, we're left with a charisma package and, as such, its not bad.

ApeneckFletcher
Apeneck Fletcher

Super Reviewer

Good to see Anna Faris in something else other than a Scary Movie for a change. Although there isn't a great difference in the type of role she plays here. Kicked out of the playboy mansion she decides to become a house mother to a sorority house of misfits, hoping to make them more popular. Nothing original here, but it is funny at times in a cheesy, feel good way. Good soundtrack to and Anna Faris looks hot in every scene!

Deano78
Dean !

Super Reviewer

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