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The House Bunny - quick review (1 Viewer)

Patrick Sun

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Jun 30, 1999
What happens to an over-the-hill Playboy bunny who gets kicked out of the Playboy mansion and is left to fend for herself? Shelley (Anna Faris) finds herself the house-mother of a sorority about to be closed down for a lack of membership as the current roster is a bunch of socially inept coeds who just need someone just like Shelley to show them the light, and the coeds also help Shelley push past her superficial persona.

Anna Faris is pretty much the main reason to see "The House Bunny", as she's game for just about anything in the script, and pulls off most of the gags with enough commitment to make them work (but as a veteran of the Scary Movie franchise, she's game for anything to get a laugh or chuckle, something in short supply in Hollywood). I won't make excuses for laughing through most of the material at hand, as a lot of it entertained me (sure, some of it was purely eye candy as Anna Faris is smokin' hot in the film, and the make-overs given to the sorority sisters don't hurt). Also pleasantly surprised to see Sarah Wright (formerly Sarah Mason, who was the blonde on the first season of "The Loop" a now-cancelled show that I liked at the time it aired).

Does the film break new ground in the comedy genre, probably not, but it's light-hearted fare and doesn't take itself too seriously and has good pacing throughout most of its running time. The film is definitely targetted to young girls in high school and possibly college.

I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.

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