I'm embarrassed to admit here that I actually liked this movie, despite myself. I certainly didn't want to but it kind of half-assedly won me over at least a bit. What? It wasn't just Anna Faris's spectacular butt (and here, I gotta tell ya, it IS spectacular indeed). Apparently, probably like most other people, Grant did not agree. About the movie, not Faris's butt. We'll establish right now that as far as I know, Grant does indeed like women. And NOW is HIS time to shine. Or bitch. Whatever. I'll let him get to it.
Anna Faris is the female Rob Schneider.
If it weren't for them being in 'The Hot Chick'
together I might think they were the same person
. Anna Faris has taken up the mantle in the Adam Sandler
entourage as the go-to-gal for making the crude lowbrow comedy. It's poop and fart jokes. For women.
The hot chick stars the aforementioned Anna Faris as a Playboy
house guest who finds herself kicked out of Hef's
mansion on her 27th birthday. Forced to make her own way in the world she stumbles onto a college campus where she runs across a failing sorority of misfits led by the rich mans Lindsay Lohan
, Emma Stone
. If only this sorority had a fun sexy chick to help them relate to the outside world, save their sorority and learn a little bit about themselves in the process!! Originality and intelligent humor ensues.
The exposition can really make or break it for the rest of a film. And this is where 'The House Bunny'
broke it. It was so painfully bad and set such a negative tone that, while I struggled to be amused throughout the rest of the movie, I just ended up angry and disappointed. Perhaps it was the Skinemax
quality acing of cameo-ers Hugh Hefner
, the Girls Next Door
, and Matt Leinart
. Or maybe the less than stellar acting of anyone else in the beginning. Or the cheesy dialogue. Or...well, the movie lost me at the beginning basically. The rest of the film did little to recover. The plot is weak and predictable and in an age when we are advancing beyond laugh tracks and slapstick humor this comedy is a slip on a banana peel backwards.
This was Anna Faris'
project and she plays her stereotypical role passionately and for that I suppose she did a decent job. A ditzy blond bimbo with a heart of gold just isn't a character that interests me though. Her counterpart, the nerdy, socially awkward but gorgeous Emma Stone
was the actual highlight of this movie. Then again she has all the geek
appeal a Spill.com
reviewer would dig, so no surprises there. My biases aside, Emma
was also one of the only few characters I actually found amusing and caught myself cracking a smile at some of her lines and delivery.
plays the "smart" love interest of Faris
and does nothing interesting with this role. In fact I'll complain about him more in the Special Features
section. Also of lackluster note are John McClane's
daughter Rumer Willis
and American Idol
Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee
tragically hides her ass
ets behind a prosthetic pregnant belly. ¡Qué lástima!
These were deleted for a reason. Skip.
"Anna Faris: House Mom"
This is a look at Faris
behind-the-scenes. The movie was her brainchild that she shopped around, got a script written, and ad-libbed several scenes. I gotta give her props for really driving this movie. She clearly called the shots here. Not the director. All credit should go to her.... and blame.
The Girls of Zeta
This is a behind-the-scenes of the actresses working together, getting along, and raving about each other. It's like a documentary of girls at summer camp. Giggling galore!
The Girls Upstairs
This is a behind the scenes look at "The Girls Next Door"
stars, Hugh Hefner's
girlfriends, filming on set. It's not as amusing as their show (yeah, I occasionally watch the show), but maybe fans of the show would enjoy it. Otherwise...skip.
Colin Hanks: Mr. Nice Guy
Read that f@#$ing title again! What cheesy stupid bull$#!7 is that?!? This is a feature dedicated to nominating Colin
for the next Tiger Beat
cover. This guy isn't even in this movie that much! And, where he is in it, he isn't really any good. Any Joe Shmoe
could've been in the role and it would've been the same. Yet he get's a feature to talk about what a nice guy he is?!? ugh...
Actually, this turns out to be a really good featurette. Check it out!
From Song to Set: Katharine McPhee
Yep. Everyone gets their own featurette. This just talks about her history with AI
and her role in the movie.
From Tour Bus to Trailer: Tyson Ritter
House Bunny Style
Here the outfits and fashion decisions are discussed. The only fashion design I care about is 'Project Runway'
. No Santino
? No point! Skip.
See how the geniuses that cast pretty girls to play "ugly" girls, were able to make them ugly and then transform them back to pretty girls. Blech.
Getting Ready for a Party
Really? A behind-the-scenes look at set design for a college party scene? Why is this trash even on this DVD? To waste our time, thats why. SKIP!
The sorority girls make a sexy calendar in the movie. Watch the photoshoot process. *sigh*
House Bunny Memories
The actresses in the movie talk about favorite scenes. This is an alright featurette, considering the other ones on this DVD.
Look Who Dropped By
This featurette talks about the guest cameos. A few sports commentators, sports athletes and minor actors pop up in the movie. The only cool cameo is Shaq
. Because Shaq
is awesome. Skip.
"I Know What Boys Like" Introduction and Music Video
You can't have American Idol
runner up Katherine McPhee
in this and not have her sing. Actually they work another scene of her singing into the movie too which was lame. This? This is worse. But that doesn't mean I won't find you an exciting youtube version to watch here
Overall, a bad plot, bad jokes, bad acting and a bad movie. Happy Madison Productions
have done it again! As Rob
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