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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.

Director:

Fred Wolf
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

Brains. Beauty. Bravery. These girls got it all... They just don't know it yet. 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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MySpace.com | Official site | See more »

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anna Faris credits this film, along with her divorce with Ben Indra, as the reason she got breast implants. See more »

Goofs

During the Aztec party, when Natalie steps out of the water following her "sacrifice", she is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hagstrom: [about the college] This is not a brothel.
Shelley: Oh, I'm not looking to make soup.
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Connections

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

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Happy Birthday
Written by Clare Grogan (as Claire Patricia Grogan), Anthony McDaid, Johnny McElhone,
Michael Anderson, Gerard McElhone and Bryan Keegan
Performed by Altered Images
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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One-liners give this bunny bounce
11 January 2010 | by gimpoSee 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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