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The House Bunny (2008)

Review by CJ

Director:
Fred Wolf

Starring:
Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Kiely Williams, Rumer Willis, Katharine McPhee, Dana Goodman, Kimberly Makkouk, Colin Hanks

Other notable appearances:
Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Shaquille O’Neal, Tyson Ritter, Nick Swardson, Dan Patrick, Christopher McDonald, lots of Playboy playmates

Running time:
97 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sorority Boys, American Pie, Revenge of the Nerds, Van Wilder

 

When Shelley (Faris) is kicked out of the Playboy Mansion, her life as she knows it is over. Homeless, catless and recently arrested for prostitution, she finds a new home and life’s mission in the Zetas — a sorority of misfits who are about to be kicked out of their own house if they can’t become popular and attract pledges.

The House Bunny features silly, low brow humour that uses sex, boobs, slapstick and vulgarity to induce laughs. And it kinda works. The plot is formulaic overall but is still enjoyable.

Faris is in good comedic form as the dimwitted but kind-hearted Shelley. Some of the funniest moments in the film come from Faris’s physical humour or overt reactions. Stone and Dennings are stand outs in the motley crew of supporting actresses, with both holding their own well next to Faris.

If you don’t mind silly comedies or sexual jokes then The House Bunny is worth a look. I don’t feel it has a lot in terms of repeat viewing, but I definitely found it to be an entertaining hour and a half.

Rating:

“The eyes are the nipples of the face.”

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