THE HOUSE BUNNY....review
Starring Anna Faris as Shelley Darlington (who could dream up that name), is the proverbial ugly duckling who grew up to be a beautiful swan type story. She has spent most of her adult life living in a bubble. Shelley has grown up inside the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner as her surrogate father figure, which explains to me why she never made it to a centerfold of a magazine. When she gets the royal boot, because she is too old...she has no clue as to how to survive in the real world.
She takes the job of House Mother in the geekiest sorority in the world..Zeta Alpha Zeta. Besides Shelley being at opposite ends of the social spectrum as the pledges, there are other pressing issues, like how to recruit pledges and save Zeta house. Rumer Willis is one of the sorority sisters and seems a bit awkward...maybe it's just me expecting more.
The essence of this cute movie, was how Shelley was instrumental in showing the girls how to accentuate their beauty and sexy selves, and in turn they teach Shelley how to appreciate her inner beauty.
An added plus was "meeting" Colin Hanks, the son of Tom Hanks and his ex, Rita. He plays a retirement home worker named Oliver, and Shelley's romantic interest.
On the laugh out loud scale, I give it an 8. On the moral of the story scale, I give it a 9! So, do the math.......8 + 9 =
Correction, Colin Hanks is the son of Tom Hanks and his first wife Samantha Dillingham , Rita is Tom's current wife...sorry for the confusion.