• 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
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out Chicago

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 3/5

September 15, 2011
Christine Champ
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Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B+

May 6, 2011
Michael Dequina

Why the film works: Anna. Faris.

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

January 6, 2009

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

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
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
Anna Smith
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

October 10, 2008
Victor Olliver

Hefner resembles a benign zombie these days and no doubt was pleasured by the free publicity for Playboy.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 5/5

October 9, 2008
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Strictly for blondes who like pink, this ultra girlie chick flick meets the criteria for its target audience with likeable characters searching for acceptance as they are. If you take the film on its own level, it is a lot of fun, and teenage girls

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 18, 2008
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Formulaic but fun, thanks to Faris.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 3.0/4

September 9, 2008
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

Fans of comedies like Legally Blonde and Mean Girls should get a kick out of Anna Faris' amusing starring vehicle, even if this one isn't quite as sly or slickly produced.

Full Review Source: Peterborough This Week | Original Score: 3/5

September 9, 2008
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source

For something that looked as potentially stupid as it did in the trailers, you'll be laughing a heck of a lot.

Full Review Source: The Cinema Source | Original Score: B+

September 5, 2008
Jackie K. Cooper

Anna Farris is so perfect in the title role that she alone makes this a movie worth watching

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

August 28, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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[Faris] gives an A performance in the kind of farce from which she's more than ready to graduate.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

August 28, 2008
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

Displaying utter contempt for the audience, The House Bunny rehashes the threadbare makeover plot seen in countless teen movies like Clueless (itself derived from a Jane Austen novel) and expects us to be entertained.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

July 14, 2011
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