The House Bunny
The House Bunny (2008)

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.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Anna Faris is game, but she can't salvage this middling, formulaic comedy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[Faris] gives an A performance in the kind of farce from which she's more than ready to graduate.

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Simon Miraudo

This is completely and utterly Faris' film.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

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.

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Stephanie Zacharek

The House Bunny gets the difference between being openhearted and empty-headed.

Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

An utterly predictable and formulaic comedy given a huge kick in the keester courtesy of its effervescent star.

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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

The criminal waste of Faris' comedic gifts should have half of Hollywood locked up.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews's hard to deny the effectiveness of Anna Faris' energetically go-for-broke performance...

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
You know i was completely surprised at the giggles I had watching this movie. While not great it was fun in a strange strange way.
Dean King
Good to see Anna Faris in something else other than a Scary Movie for a change. Although there isn't a great difference in the type of role she plays here.… More
Alice Shen
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… More
Sanjay Rema
Saw this movie on TV. Laughed once at Emma Stone's awkward character, and that's all. Didn't expect much going in, didn't get much coming… More
Kevin M. Williams
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… More
Directors Cat
The acting talent in The House Bunny is amazing for a chick flick but the weak plot is a big distraction and the humour and script is a bit too mild for the… More