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The House Bunny
When Playboy playmate Shelley (Anna Faris) is unceremoniously evicted from Hugh Hefner's lavish mansion in order to make room for some younger beauties, her quest for employment finds her serving as den mother to an unpopular L.A. sorority in this Happy Madison production directed by Fred Wolf. Colin Hanks, Rumer Willis, Katharine McPhee, Monet Mazur, and Beverly D'Angelo co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"[Faris] gives an A performance in the kind of farce from which she's more than ready to graduate."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"An utterly predictable and formulaic comedy given a huge kick in the keester courtesy of its effervescent star."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"Not funny, not sexy, not even obnoxious enough to get anyone worked up, The House Bunny truly establishes a new low water mark for 2008 cinema."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"With strong comic performances and some good laughs, The House Bunny is fluffy, forgettable fun, but it's no Legally Blonde."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"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."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"Anna Faris plays dizzy dolls as expertly as Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe. If Faris's movies fail that total commitment, she can hardly be blamed for taking the work."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"...it's hard to deny the effectiveness of Anna Faris' energetically go-for-broke performance..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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.""
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"This silly comedy has a few decent jokes in its otherwise dim screenplay. However, its parody is as toothless as Hefner probably is by now."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"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."
‑ Ruth Hessey, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"The House Bunny gets the difference between being openhearted and empty-headed."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Why the film works: Anna. Faris."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"There's a sublimely goofy tone to this profoundly inept film that keeps us smiling from start to finish"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"One could be forgiven for thinking that the American college system is merely one big popularity contest. Certainly, no one does anything outrageous like read a book."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
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