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The House Bunny

The House Bunny
Even clever scripts can make for embarrassing movies. Written by Karen McCullagh Lutz and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde), The House Bunny is about a woman with a voice so soft and high that it’s difficult to believe she’s really human.

Shelly (Anna Faris) is more like a Stepford Wife that fell onto the reject pile. But teen-aged girls who watch the movie probably won’t think of that; they’ll just be glad that the ripe old age of twenty-seven still seems light years away. No need to worry about that sell by date just yet.

Fired from the Playboy mansion because she got too old (her goal was to become the centerfold) Shelly stumbles into a sorority of homely girls, whom she spends the rest of the movie making over. As the new house mother, Shelly helps the girls get the thirty pledges they need to keep the house going.

Sadly, there isn’t a lot else out there for girls to see at the moment. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants has gotten good reviews, but it’s already been out for a few weeks.

While the guys have several films to choose from, we’ll just have to wait for The Duchess, Keira Knightly’s new movie in which she plays Georgina Spencer, ancestor to Lady Di, and hope it’s a good one.

The House Bunny is playing at theatres all over Vancouver.
Release Date: August 22, 2008
Runtime: 97 min.
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13: sexual content
Cast: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks
Director: Fred Wolf
Stars: *

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