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The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 August 2008 (USA)
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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Bodaciously Going Where No Bunny Has Gone Before... University. See more »

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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  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,533,702 (USA) (22 August 2008)

Gross:

$48,237,389 (USA) (10 October 2008)
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The abbreviation for the sorority, ZAZ, is also used for Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker, the creators of The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), Airplane! (1980) and other comedy films. See more »

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Lily was established as the one who never talks at the beginning of the movie. Yet after Shelley says she had lived in the Playboy mansion, Lily whispers something in Harmony's ear, presumably in her British accent, so why are the Zetas later surprised that she spoke and is British? See more »

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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 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.167 (2009) See more »

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Like Water
Written by Elizaveta Khripounova and Oren Hadar
Performed by Elizaveta Khripounova (as Elizaveta)
Courtesy of Elizaveta Music
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Introducing a Major Comic Talent
12 September 2008 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Anna Faris makes this paper thin attempt at comedy overwhelmingly worthwhile. She is an original that reminded me of some other glories, from Carole Lombard to Goldie Hawn. Her innocence is so believable that we go with her wherever she decides to go. I wish the producers and responsible for this movie getting made had gone all the way and provided this extraordinary comic talent with a more substantial script and direction giving her the opportunity to shine even more than she shines here and here shine she does, big time. Just look at her listening, trying to make sense of what's happening around her. Deeply moving, very funny, kind of unique. I hope she soon finds her Garson Kanin and her George Cukor. I have the feeling we ain't seen nothing yet


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