Monday, August 25, 2008

This Bunny Can Rule MY House

Unlike in the stupid scary movies franchise, where she plays plain silly, Anna Faris is a genuine comedic talent that gets her chance to shine in "The House Bunny" a comedy directed by Fred Wolf. When Shelly (Anna Faris), a Playboy bunny, is tossed out of the mansion, on her twenty-seventh birthday, she has nowhere to go. She had lived there for the last nine years, and thought she was one of Hef's Favorites. While wandering around Los Angeles, and sleeping in her car, because she has no essential skills to gain employment, Shelly does eventually fall in with the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. The members of the sorority who also have got to be the seven most socially clueless women on the planet, are about to lose their house. They need a dose of what only the eternally bubbly Shelley can provide. The soroity is lead by Natalie (Emma Stone), others include Mona (Kat Dennings), Harmony (Katharine McPhee) and Joanne (Rumor Willis). Shelly does find a love interest, Oliver (Colin Hanks), a Professor at the girls college. The girls offer to help Shelly win Oliver over, Shelly is so inept at a real date that she messes the first try up so bad, ending up in the hospital with burns on her legs. The way she does this is probable the movies funniest scene. Oliver is willing to go out with Shelly because he finds her interesting. With the help of the sorority girls Shelly sees that life outside the Mansion can be fun. Shelly also helps bring the girls out of their shells as well, she makes them one of the most popular sorority's on the campus. In the midst of all the change, we find out the real reason Shelly was thrown out of the Playboy Mansion, jealousy. Hef thinks that Shelly has moved out and Shelly believes she was thrown out. When the truth comes out, Shelly is once again welcomed back to the Mansion, Shelly's one dream is to become the centerfold of the magazine. Hef gives her the opertunity to do so, Shelly goes through the turmoil of thinking the girls she tried so hard to help no longer want her around, so she goes back to the Mansion. Needless to say that Shelly comes to her senses and returns to help the girls try to save their dorm house. The girls go through so many new changes that they at first think they want the changes, then they realize they liked themselves the way they were more. The end is true Hollywood cliche but along the way you may just laugh yourself silly. I give The House Bunny a 3 and on my avoidance scale I give it a 0. Yes thats a 0, go and see this movie.

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