• 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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Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times

While The House Bunny is sure to appeal more to the female demographic, at least the guys who get dragged into watching this particular chick flick by their dates can feel solace in knowing that it could be a whole lot worse.

Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 22, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This film from the Adam Sandler fun factory starts with a series of obnoxious, dated stereotypes, and never quite flips them into something positive.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2008
James Berardinelli
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[A] hodgepodge of unfunny, sophomoric humor and PG-13 T&A, frosted by a sheen of appallingly nauseous 'drama.'

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2008
Nell Minow

The screenplay inflicts a little more injury on Faris than it intends to by committing the very sins it half-heartedly attempts to parody.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: C

August 21, 2008

It's a movie that wastes the talents of up-and-comers (Emma Stone from Superbad), rising stars (the sublimely funny -- in other movies -- Anna Faris) and talented vets (Beverly D'Angelo, looking like she wishes she were anywhere else) alike.

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

August 21, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Anna Faris is one of the funniest actresses in movies today, but you wouldn't know it from the wretched The House Bunny.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 21, 2008
Edward Douglas

As much as the word 'vapid' is thrown around in the movie, it's also the perfect adjective to describe it. There are much better comedies out there right now to waste time on this one.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 4.5/10

August 21, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

I laughed about a dozen times during The House Bunny, always because of Anna Faris. I cringed at The House Bunny about 50 times, always because of everything else.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2008
Matt Stevens
E! Online

Bunny is caged in some outdated, male-centric world, where sexy women are bimbos, smart women are frumps and all are willing to change themselves to score guys.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: D+

August 22, 2008
Alexandra Coghlan
FILMINK (Australia)

Fairly predictable

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

September 26, 2008
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A slapdash affair largely lacking in laughs.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 23, 2008
Heather Huntington

Faris gives her all to the role, finally getting her chance to carry a movie instead of forever being typecast as the supporting girl. But the script just isn't there.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 5/10

August 22, 2008
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

This puerile so-called comedy is a complete waste of the talents of Anna Faris, a cheeky beauty who is obviously channelling Marilyn Monroe - God forbid a remake of Some Like it Hot is in the works.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 26, 2008
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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It takes sexism to a new low, and it manages to attack women in the last place on earth where they continue to outperform men -- in universities.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

September 26, 2008
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

It's computer-written stuff, stiffly directed by first-timer Fred Wolf, but it's light and fun and sports a decent quota of passable gags.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 26, 2008
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

If you left Legally Blonde and Revenge of the Nerds DVDs in a darkened room for long enough, something like House Bunny would eventually totter out.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

September 26, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

What else can you say about a movie when Christopher McDonald counting to 30 is the funniest thing that happens in it?

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

August 20, 2008
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Somebody, somewhere save Anna Faris.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...there's a reason the movie's impossible not to like, and her name is Anna Faris...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 29, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Faris's Marilyn Monroe-inspired breathy delivery feels forced and gets old fast. Only the scene-stealing Emma Stone shows any promise.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C-

September 27, 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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