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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... College. 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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$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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Trivia

While discussing philanthropy with Shelley (Anna Faris), Natalie (Emma Stone) mentions Jurassic Park (1993). Emma Stone's future co-star from The Help (2011) Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Faris' future husband Chris Pratt would go on to star in Jurassic World (2015), the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. See more »

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In the sorority car wash scene, Natalie deliberately turns the water hose on her shorts. At first, the wet area is very large and soaked but when the camera cuts away for a fraction of a second and cuts back to her, the wet area shows just a few traces. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: [taking pictures of Harmony for their calendar] Keep doing that. Keep doing that. Make love to the camera.
[laughs]
Natalie: I saw that in Austin Powers.
Shelley: Yeah. Work it. Think, really sexy witch. Are you a good witch or a bad witch?
Harmony: A good witch.
Shelley: I think you're a bad witch.
Harmony: Oh!
Shelley: Oh! I bet the house that falls on you is gonna be a sexy house.
Natalie: Work it. Work it. You're like a supermodel, except more pregnant.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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I'll Run
Written by Alex DeLeon, Cash Coligan, Alex Marshall, Alex Johnson and Ian Crawford
Performed by The Cab
Courtesy of Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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