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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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They wanted a role model. They got a Playmate. 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)  »

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I Know What Boys Like  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$48,237,389 (USA) (10 October 2008)
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Christopher McDonald who plays Dean Simmons played Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore which, of course, starred House Bunny producer Adam Sandler in the titular role. See more »

Goofs

(at around 3 mins) When Shelly is getting her hair done before her party it is clear that the person actually doing her hair is using some form of straighteners/curlers but isn't touching her hair. See more »

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Shelley: [Z from the sorority letters falls on her head] Ooh, what was that?
Natalie: [coming outside] oh, yeah that happens like, ten times a day.
Shelley: Oh, well... at least you've still got T and A!
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Master of Disguise (2013) 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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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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