Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    80
    Among the sunnier, funnier films of the year, thanks largely to the zest with which Faris embodies a mental vacuum.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    Silly but endearing comedy.
  3. Manages to stand on its own two skyscraper heels thanks to the comic force of nature that is Anna Faris.
  4. 70
    The picture is sharp, in a warm, fuzzy way, about the ways women can sometimes inflict cruelty on other women in the name of feminism. Feminism doesn't have to be the enemy of kindness, but sometimes -- alarmingly often -- it is.
  5. 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.
  6. 70
    This particular wheel hasn't been reinvented, but at least it gets a nice fresh coat of bubblegum-pink paint and a star to pilot it with aplomb.
  7. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    A blissfully broad comedy that should catapult Anna Faris into a singular kind of stardom.
  8. The movie flaunts its comedy roots like a messy bleach job.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    67
    For all her chops as a dramatic actor, she's our new Judy Holliday and Goldie Hawn, only even sharper.
  10. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    Bunny is fashioned as a bawdy comedy with heart, but its reliance on formula undercuts the amusing moments.
  11. 63
    The movie is a commercial for Hugh Hefner that makes his magazine seem like "Seventeen."
  12. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    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.
  13. It's funny. Dumb, yes, but funny.
  14. 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.
  15. Despite a winning performance by Anna Faris, the cutest thing in platform shoes since Goldie Hawn, the film falls on its keister so many times that before long the perky pinkness turns bruising black-and-blue.
  16. 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.
  17. 50
    Faris has mostly logged time in dire vehicles like The House Bunny, which are dumb-dumb to her smart-dumb.
  18. not a good comedy. But there's no airbrushing out the funny surrounding its star.
  19. 40
    This empty-headed comedy about a Playmate who finds herself a house mother to a group of misfit sorority sisters is little more than a recycled version of "Legally Blonde" with bunny ears.
  20. Yes, from "Blonde" to "Bunny," it's abundantly evident that the two scribes have mastered, truly mastered, the serious art of self-plagiarism.
  21. Reviewed by: Joanne Kaufman
    30
    Unfortunately, Ms. Faris has neither an adroit script -- House Bunny is a stale collection of dumb bunny jokes -- nor Ms. Witherspoon's wily charm. And the filmmakers do Ms. Faris no favors by inviting comparisons to Marilyn Monroe.
  22. 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.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. MichaelN.
    Dec 27, 2008
    9
    This movie was absolutely hysterical. Anna's character was very funny, and it was consistent throughout the entire movie. It is by far This movie was absolutely hysterical. Anna's character was very funny, and it was consistent throughout the entire movie. It is by far the funniest movie of 2008, in my opinion. I would've prefered tohave the character Carrie May shown a little bit more than she was, as she was insanely funny during the parts she was in. Katharine McPhee probably gets the prize for best performance in the movie. She played her part perfectly, and she definitely has a future in acting. I like how most of the cast was semi- famous actors and actresses, because they are notable, and good, but at the same time, therewasn't really too high of an expectation for the movie. However, I think it was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. Full Review »
  2. CSW.
    Oct 13, 2008
    2
    Terrible disappointment. Could have been very cute, but mishandled and badly written so it ended up a mess. Don't waste your money.
  3. Jul 23, 2014
    6
    Mostly due to the comedic talent irresistible charm of Anna Faris - The House Bunny is as brainless as its protagonist, but moderately amusingMostly due to the comedic talent irresistible charm of Anna Faris - The House Bunny is as brainless as its protagonist, but moderately amusing in its own way. Full Review »