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The House Bunny (2008)

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After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.

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Finding family. Shelley Darlingson was raised in an orphanage, finally happy when she blossoms into a fox and moves into the Playboy Mansion. Unfortunately, she's summarily expelled on her 27th birthday(she's now too old). In desperation she takes a job as house mother for a sorority of misfits losing their house for lack of members. They have but a few months to find 30 pledges, or a sorority of mean girls will take over their place. Shelley figures that girls will pledge a house that boys find interesting, so she sets out to make the Zetas alluring, not act too smart, and host great parties. Can she succeed, and what about her own makeover? Sabotage is everywhere, plus it's hard to be one's self. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They wanted a role model. They got a Playmate. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, partial nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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22 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Know What Boys Like  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£894,188 (UK) (10 October 2008)

Gross:

£2,931,090 (UK) (31 October 2008)
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Trivia

Happy Madison (2000) regulars Allen Covert,Jonathan Loughran and Nick Swardson make cameos. Covert is a waiter, Loughran is a drag queen in jail, and Swarsdon is a photographer. See more »

Goofs

When Joanne starts running towards Steve her hair is lighter then when she walks back into the camera with Shelly. See more »

Quotes

Shelley: I'm an expert at parties and boys! I'm a bunny! Men write to me from prison, sometimes even in their own blood, which I think is theirs, but I don't know, I'm really nervous because I really want to help.
Natalie: A-a bunny? You mean, like, centerfold?
Shelley: Oh, bless your heart, no, just a few pictorials, like "Girls from the Midwest" and "Girls with GEDs."
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Strange Wilderness (2013) See more »

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Nocturne No. 2 In E Flat Major Op. 9, No. 2 ('Thoughts At Night')
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One-liners give this bunny bounce
11 January 2010 | by (Cambodia) – See all my reviews

Brains do not need to be engaged for this movie. But it does produce a few wonderful - and hilarious - surprises that make it a very enjoyable 90 minutes.

One is Anna Farris, who does a great twist on the archetypal dizzy blonde beloved of Hollywood since time immemorial.

But the real kickers are the jarring one-liners that pepper an otherwise sweet and predictable film. Several reduced this viewer to paroxysms of laughter, tears rolling down cheeks, beverage spurting across the room.

These moments, when they arrive, are so unexpected that the effect is one of firmly-flicked kipper on unprotected jowl. And none are in the "gross-out" style that one might have expected in a film of this genre.

Very bunny indeed.


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