• PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Fred Wolf
    In Theaters:
    Aug 22, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 19, 2008
  • Sony Pictures/Columbia


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The House Bunny Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness

May 15, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2009
Michael Dequina

Why the film works: Anna. Faris.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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 Source: Chicago Reader

December 17, 2008
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Not funny, not sexy, not even obnoxious enough to get anyone worked up, The House Bunny truly establishes a new low water mark for 2008 cinema.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 38/100

December 14, 2008

The flatness of humor comes from the directing and timing, rather than necessarily the dialogue or actor skill. More than once I thought to myself, "That joke totally could have worked."

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 2/5

November 9, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There's a sublimely goofy tone to this profoundly inept film that keeps us smiling from start to finish

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
Matthew Turner

With strong comic performances and some good laughs, The House Bunny is fluffy, forgettable fun, but it's no Legally Blonde.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
Derek Malcolm
This is London

This silly comedy has a few decent jokes in its otherwise dim screenplay. However, its parody is as toothless as Hefner probably is by now.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2008
Anthony Quinn

One could be forgiven for thinking that the American college system is merely one big popularity contest. Certainly, no one does anything outrageous like read a book.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

October 10, 2008

Sun Online

It is all so cheesy, The Sneak almost felt like not wanting to be a film critic anymore.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2008
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Every banality is trotted out right on cue, from the makeover montage to the awkward first date, to the usual hoary old moral about being true to yourself, making this one bunny due for the casserole pot.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2008
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Depressingly for a film written by two women, it's relentlessly sexist in its insistence that, in order to attract men, women must appear brainless and dress like a hooker.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

October 10, 2008

Heart 106.2

It is not a classic and it's not going to win any awards but it is great, simple, stupid fun - it does exactly what it says on the tin.

Full Review Source: Heart 106.2 | Original Score: 6/10

October 10, 2008
Chris Hicks
Total Film

Fish-out-of-water formulaics are lifted by a starlet on the up. The story is pure bubblegum, but surrender to the silliness and you'll be endeared. A must for anyone who's been hanging on for Legally Blonde 3.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Without Anna Faris - undoubtedly the best thing in Scary Movies - this would be just another superficial wheeze about the perils of superficiality.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2008
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

For all Faris's buoyancy, this is nowhere near as good as Legally Blonde, or all the other vaguely grrl-power teen movies it mimics.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

October 10, 2008
Peter Bradshaw

Less than awesome.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2008
James Christopher
Times [UK]

But there is a lunatic sense of adventure about Fred Wolf's saucy comedy, and it smothers all sorts of unforgiveable sins.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008

This tale of a 'Playboy' bunny would be flopsy mopsy without Anna Faris.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
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