Don’t be fooled by the trailer, while The House Bunny has its funny moments, it’s ultimately a romantic comedy, a.k.a. a chick flick.
I still enjoyed it, and even laughed out loud a few times at my computer screen. Anna Faris is hysterical, as usual, as the ditsy blonde that everyone underestimates the intelligence of. Poor Anna, typecast to the max. Though she does a great job.
Her supporting cast all have their funny moments, as well. From American Idol star Katherine McPhee, to Rumer Willis, to Kat Dennings, to Emma Stone. They all give you a chuckle every now and again.
As I said, the movie is ultimately a love story, in disguise. I expected the movie to be a full on comedy, where I laughed every now and again, and then wrote a review where I trashed the movie. That’s not the case. While it wasn’t what I expected, I certainly didn’t hate it. The House Bunny was a cute film, with a happy ending. Just what Hollywood loves doing.
Heff and the bunnies, and even the Playboy mansion, make their cameos. Nick Swardson (who is a really funny stand up comic) makes a short appearance at the end of the film, but was ultimately under-used.
If you like comedies like American Pie, you’ll probably enjoy The House Bunny. They’re very similar in their styles, storylines, and outcomes. All in all, I wouldn’t say that I wasted an hour and a half of my life, but actually somewhat enjoyed the film. It’s not the best comedy I’ve seen all year, but was certainly good for a laugh or five.
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