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The House Bunny (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 August 2008 (USA)
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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 <>

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For the girls of ZETA house college life was no party, until Shelley showed up. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Know What Boys Like  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£2,931,090 (UK) (31 October 2008)

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The Zeta sorority in the movie is based on the co-ed Zeta fraternity (which was women only until recently), at Occidental College, which writer Kirsten Smith graduated from. See more »


When the girls from the Phi Iota Mu Sorority release the pig into the Zeta's house Joanne, Rumer Willis' character, falls off her chair 2 or 3 times without ever been seen getting back onto the chair. See more »


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Just good summer fun
23 August 2008 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

If you want to see a cute, feel-good movie that doesn't require a lot of thought and will leave you with a smile on your face, this is the movie to see. You'll laugh out loud at much of the humor, and you'll fall in love with Anna Faris. It's just silly fun. Anna Farris plays a ditsy blond who gets kicked out of the Playboy Mansion (Hugh Hefner is a good sport in this movie!), ends up homeless, and ends up as a house mother for a sorority of "loser" girls (smart girls who don't know how to attract boys). The sorority is about to lose its charter because they can't get enough pledges, and of course Faris saves the day for the sorority by teaching the girls how to be popular, and, along the way, she learns a few lessons herself. You'll enjoy knowing that her love interest is played by Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, and that some of the people in the Playboy mansion and at the party at the mansion are played by themselves. Also, Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and Katherine McPhee from American Idol are girls in the sorority. I thoroughly enjoyed this light movie.

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