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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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Fred Wolf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Faris ... Shelley Darlingson
Colin Hanks ... Oliver
Emma Stone ... Natalie
Kat Dennings ... Mona
Hugh Hefner ... Hugh Hefner
Christopher McDonald ... Dean Simmons
Beverly D'Angelo ... Mrs. Hagstrom
Katharine McPhee ... Harmony
Rumer Willis ... Joanne
Kiely Williams ... Lilly
Dana Goodman Dana Goodman ... Carrie Mae
Kimberly Makkouk Kimberly Makkouk ... Tanya
Monet Mazur ... Cassandra
Tyson Ritter ... Colby
Sarah Wright ... Ashley
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Know What Boys Like See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,533,702, 22 August 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,237,389, 12 October 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,442,940, 22 March 2009
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Natalie (Emma Stone) makes a reference to Austin Powers. Monet Mazur (Cassandra) appeared in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) as a model. See more »

Goofs

When Shelley is washing the car and she talks to Oliver about his job, you can see a crew member on the glass window of the car. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Shelley: They're kicking me out?
Marvin: Maybe it's because of your age.
Shelley: But I'm 27.
Marvin: But that's 59 in Bunny Years.
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Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Baby Got Back
Written by Sir Mix A Lot (as Anthony L. Ray)
Courtesy of Chartbuster Karaoke
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Just good summer fun
23 August 2008 | by nancy45See 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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