The House Bunny (2008)
The House Bunny (2008)
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Critic Reviews for The House Bunny
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.
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.
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.
[Faris] gives an A performance in the kind of farce from which she's more than ready to graduate.
The House Bunny gets the difference between being openhearted and empty-headed.
Audience Reviews for The House Bunny
It doesn't really matter that Anna Faris is such a great and hilarious actress when she has to deliver unfunny lines in an unfunny comedy that usually goes for the most pedestrian jokes that you can think of and is entirely formulaic and predictable from beginning to end.
Surprisingly sweet and funny. An exiled Playboy bunny finds refuge as a sorority housemother and teaches a ragtag group of girls how to be popular...with mixed results. I wasn't charmed by Anna Faris's dumb blonde routine at first, but she eventually infuses Shelley with strength and depth. Emma Stone is hilariously unhip as the president of the struggling sorority, and Colin Hanks plays an adorable straight man to Shelley's daffy antics at impressing a man of substance and not just a Playboy.
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.
The House Bunny Quotes
|Shelley Darlington:||That's it. Oh my gosh. We have to have an Aztec party. We always wanted to have one at the mansion but we could never find a virgin to sacrifice.|
|Shelley Darlington:||I know lots of old men - hairy and not-hairy. But I don't mean to brag.|
|Carrie Mae:||Do you guys know where the crapper is? I have to do a *very mysterious* thing in there...|
|Natalie:||What if Oliver is one of those guys who wants to have, like, a conversation with a girl before he hooks up with her.|
|Shelley Darlington:||He's gay?|
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