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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The House Bunny

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: After Shelley (Anna Faris), a Playboy bunny, gets kicked out of the Playboy Mansion because she's too old (27), she moves into a sorority where she finds a new home and a new family.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Beverly D'Angelo, Christopher MacDonald, Kiely Williams, Dana Goodman, Tyson Ritter, Sarah Wright, Owen Benjamin, Rachel Specter, Monet Mazur, Hugh Hefner, and The Girls Next Door

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. This is a slumber party movie for all ages!... Of people who are slumber party aged. So make up some popcorn, roll out your sleeping bags on the floor, and get your itching powder ready (yes, that is a Brady Bunch reference)-- we're gonna have some fun!... And maybe even a pillow fight.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: They give it a lot of go's, and you'd have to be pretty stoned-faced to not fall for at least one of their dumb blond jokes.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: If you're a dumb blond you might feel sad when you realize we're laughing at you, and not with you... Then again, don't worry, you'll probably never realize it. I mean, let's face it, you're blond!

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: No, but at least it's losing with sexiness.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Anna Faris is charming and lovable, as she always is in this role (see almost everything on her credit list), and a few of the girls proved to be well on their way to the A-list, including Emma Stone, Kat Dennings and Sarah Wright who plays the Mean Girl/antagonist in a very grounded way. But some of the acting is downright annoying! I don't like to pick on no-names, who are just trying to break off a little piece of the pie, but Dana Goodman's over-the-top performance seems to be plucked out of a totally different kind of movie (most likely one starring Adam Sandler), and I spent a fair amount of time staring at her just to make sure she wasn't Rob Schneider in drag. I'm still not convinced... Also annoying, in a different but equal way, is Colin Hanks, who brings nothing to his role but a fancy last name. With all the actors out there, I shouldn't have to suspend disbelief for the part when the lead actress says that her love interest "is really cute."

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Most of the moments were caught on film. Notice how I didn't use the word, "All."

Q: How is the story/script?

A: I am a huge fan of these writers and their genre, but they've done better. On the one hand, I commend their valiant effort to keep the ditsy airhead character alive, on the other hand this story is strewn with character changes that contradict how said characters are set-up, and it's filled with leaps of logic that are preposterous or predictable, and sometimes both.

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3 comments:

Farzan said...

Good review as always, how did Anna Faris look. I heard she was very hot in this film

Monique Elisabeth said...

Yes, she looks good. Some people have complained that she's too skinny in the film, but I think they're just jealous. Her legs and butt look great. Her stomach is flat and her lips have a collogen boost (which I think she only did for the role-- I don't think she's keeping it.) There are a lot of scantilly clad ladies in this one, and plenty of cleavage.

Jaccstev said...

Faris look really different in this film, I even doesn't know that's her when I see the poster in the first time.