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  • Summary: Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out of the Playboy Mansion. With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women will lose their house to the scheming girls of Phi Iota Mu. In order to accomplish their goal, they need Shelley to teach them the ways of makeup and men; at the same time, Shelley needs some of what the Zetas have – a sense of individuality. The combination leads all the girls to learn how to stop pretending and start being themselves. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    Among the sunnier, funnier films of the year, thanks largely to the zest with which Faris embodies a mental vacuum.
  2. 70
    The movie is basically on one level and Faris on another -- in that exclusive aerie occupied by Judy Holliday, Carole Lombard, Lucille Ball and a few other blissfully original comedy goddesses.
  3. Manages to stand on its own two skyscraper heels thanks to the comic force of nature that is Anna Faris.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    The movie also has some embarrassing laugh-free stretches, but Faris holds everything together with bubbly intelligence, unexpected line readings, and a few deft pratfalls.
  5. 50
    So haphazardly written and directed that it barely qualifies as a movie, The House Bunny is watchable solely for the comic stylings of the blond veteran of the "Scary Movie" series.
  6. Screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith may not have any original ideas, but they write some good lines and have a great actress to deliver them.
  7. 25
    The resulting hodgepodge of unfunny, sophomoric humor and PG-13 T&A, frosted by a sheen of appallingly nauseous "drama," makes for such a noxious brew that it's amazing viewers stay in their seats for the entire production.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Mar 2, 2014
    Hilarious. Once again Anna Faris is able to make me laugh uncontrollably. I love her portrayal of Shelley Darlington. It is a delight to watch her act. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    Both a failure and a success, it fails at being a good comedy or movie, but succeeds in getting it's point across, that looks aren't everything and that everyone is beautiful on the inside, but for most of the movie you stuck suffering through unfunny and boring moments, however it does have one or two absolutely hilarious parts, and I like I said it has a sweet message, but it's not worth slogging through the movie, and it's I honestly can't recommend this, and as a huge Happy Madison productions fan I'm really disappointed, so unless you just have to watch everything Happy Madison makes you can safely pass on this one. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    Although The House Bunny is a very typical, formulaic comedy, it still is funny and sends an important message about inner beauty. 2 1/2 out of 4 stars. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2013
    Nothing special. But you may like it. I think it's not bad but i don't think it's good either. My score for the House Bunny is 4/10 because i can't decide are you going to like it or depends on you.. for's nothing special. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2012
    It just basically consists of Anna Faris walking around wide-eyed and talking slowly like there's a question mark at the end of every damn sentence.

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