Monday, August 25, 2008

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.


10 comments:

Manager Mom said...

OK - I have to say, this movie looks pretty funny. I might have to get a $20 an-hour-babysitter to see it...

tj said...

...I dunno, I like your review on it GJ, very well written too I might add, but I don't think it could hold my attention. I'm afraid with a movie like that, before to long I'd be hangin' out at the candy counter. And then I'd have to hear how we drove 25 miles with gas at $3.30 a gallon and paid $7.50 each so I could eat candy...yada,yada,yada... ;o)

...I'll wait and rent it... :o)

...Glad you enjoyed it!

...Blessings...

tj said...

...(smiley face for GJ) :o.)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OK, hold everything. When did Tom and his wife get a divorce?? I did not know this. Of course I haven't read a paper or watched TV since my internet addiction, which began in March.

This is not the sort of movie I'd ordinarily race to see, but when it comes out on video I will definitely get it based solely on your review.

Thanks, Grandma J.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh, and Saturday I took my son and his friends to the movies. To get in? $27.00. To buy three popcorns and three waters? TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS.

I nearly fainted. Or had a conniption. And a hissy fit.

Suzanne said...

Tom hanks is divorced?
No one told me this....had I known he was single.......
Oh, forgot, I am married. snap.

Lacking Productivity said...

I don't know about that Rumer...she kinda looks like Demi, but with a huge head...am I the only one who thinks that?

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Love the reviews- it helps me decide what to rent when the DVDs come out :)

I am back to work so.....blog reading is cut to a minimum :(

Big Hair Envy said...

My daughter and her BF are going to see this movie today. I'll be sure to let her know it won't be a let down!!!

Thanks for the review:)

CGS said...

Whenever I'm talking about a movie now with anyone, I'm like well...Grandma J did (or didn't) like it, so I am (or not) going to see it. I do want to see this though!