Love this movie. It's sweet, funny & sexy. Anna Farris is a playboy bunny without a home after she's kicked out of the playboy mansion. She lands a job has a sorority housemother to a group of nerdy misfits.
She turns them from social outcasts into the popular ones.
Special features: deleted scenes, music video, behind the scenes & many more featurettes
I was visiting with family members in Illinois this past week and one of my younger sisters organized a happy movie night. For some reason, I was drawn to choose " The House Bunny" from her collection and I am glad that I did. Anna Faris as the former playboy bunny turned "house mother" and Emma Stone as a "socially progressing sorority sister" contribute to each other's growth during the plot of the movie. Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, and Bridget Marquardt also appear in "The House Bunny." " The House Bunny" is good for those who like comedy films.
I want to know why there is such a strong ESPN connection here. We see ex-ESPN football analyst (and career NFL backup quarterback as well as being notorious for getting fired due to sexual harassment charges) Sean Salisbury with Matt Leinart (another so far career NFL backup QB but he's parlayed that USC college fame into this cameo role) at the Playboy Mansion early on.
Then ex-ESPN sports anchor Dan Patrick shows up as a cop.
Throw in Hef and the Girls Next Door and it's a veritable party of B-list celebs.
Colin Hanks must have got a nice paycheck to show up in this disaster of a flick.
Hey, I love B movies but this has virtually no laughs. It's basically Legally Blonde redone on campus by worse actors and even worse scriptwriters. It does have a lot of scares (Rumer Willis's face for starters).
What a train wreck and the only saving grace is Emma Stone looks like a talent to watch. She seems the only actress in the bunch who has any comedic sense and timing.
Once upon a time, there was a little bunny named Shelley. Shelley was bright eyed and bushy tailed, and lived with all the other bunnies in the bunny house.
One day, Shelley received a letter asking her to leave the bunny house. Shelley was very sad, but was determined to find her own way in the big world. She wandered and wondered, until she came across a big house full of ugly ducklings.
Now Shelley was a blonde bunny, and after thinking really hard for a few seconds, she decided to live with the ducklings and help them grow into foxes. She really, really tried her best, and even though she could not stop all the clichés from taking over the rest of the story, they lived relatively happily ever after.
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):
1. Anna Faris plays the part of Shelley, a Playboy bunny evicted from the mansion after her 27th birthday party.
2. Hugh Hefner appears as himself
3. Shelley finds herself at the sad, sad sorority house of Zeta Alpha Zeta, inhabited by the likes of Katharine (Idol runner-up) McPhee, Emma (Superbad) Stone and Rumer (Why in the world did I have to inherit my father's chin?) Willis.
4. They need urgent help, and also to get new pledges to save their house
5. Help = Bunny + Makeovers + New wardrobes + Parties
6. Colin (Why aren't I more like my dad?) Hanks is a bland actor playing a bland role, and needs no further mention here.
7. Shelley has to make a big career decision
This is a comedy in the vein of a dumber "Legally Blonde" that's funny most (but not all of) of the time. Faris is a competent comedic lead actress (though she probably shouldn't venture very far from the comedy tree), and carries the movie, despite the fact that she's no Reese Witherspoon.
If you're in the mood for funny but formulaic, then this one's for you.
Shelley: Yes, I think I'll have the mahi-mahi, but can I get it with just one mahi?