The House Bunny

  • 12
  • Fred Wolf (2008)
  • US
  • 93 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

What happens to a Playboy bunny when she's over the hill is the focus of this sweet, daft comedy. Anna Faris sparkles as hapless man-pleaser Shelley Darlington, who's ejected from the Playboy Mansion when she hits the ripe old age of 27. Shelley finds an outlet for her limited talents when she helps to transform the fortunes of a geeky girls sorority that's threatened with closure, and finds something new in herself in the process. Faris is clearly a talented and attractive actress, but she's let down here by an average script and director Fred Wolf's inability to nail the concept's true comedy potential. That said, there's nice support from Colin Hanks (son of Tom) and Rumer Willis (herself the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis), as well as some great set and wardrobe design. Watch with low expectations and this will be pleasantly surprising.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Anna Faris. Orphan Shelley Darlington has worked and lived at the Playboy mansion since she was a teenager, but after a party to celebrate her 27th birthday she's sacked for being too old. Out on the streets and unemployed, Shelley falls in with a failing college sorority and sees an opportunity to use her experience as a bunny girl to change its fortunes.

Cast and crew

Cast

Shelley Darlington
Anna Faris
Oliver
Colin Hanks
Natalie
Emma Stone
Mona
Kat Dennings
Harmony
Katharine McPhee
Joanne
Rumer Willis
Colby
Tyson Ritter
Carrie Mae
Dana Goodman
Mrs Hagstrom
Beverly D'Angelo
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner
Cassandra
Monet Mazur
Ashley
Sarah Wright
Tyler
Matt Barr

Crew

Director
Fred Wolf

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Pictures
Guidance: 
Swearing and sex scenes.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 10 Oct 2008
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy