Monday, September 1, 2008

The House Bunny

Movie name: The House Bunny
Year of release: 2008
Director: Fred Wolf
Stars: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Rummer Willis, Beverly D'Angelo, Christopher McDonald, Kat Dennings, Leslie Del Rosario
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 5

Anna Faris is a terrific and naturally gifted comedic actress. "Smiley Face" showcased her talents and now "The House Bunny" brings her to the spotlight again, this time based on a screenplay from the authors of "Legally Blonde " and "Ella Enchanted". The film follows Shelley, a Playboy bunny that gets kicked out of the playboy mansion, due to the envy of another "sister". She ends up on the doorway of an unpopular sorority that is experiencing problems getting new attendees (they also face the possibility of losing their house). Shelley decides to use her skills to improve the look of all girls and save their house. The screenplay as described before, is extremely thin - however Anna Faris strikes gold with whatever she has. She embodies the nonsense and the innocence of Shelley with such character that the film literally exists because of her. It's a shame the film hasn't as much of a spark as Anna Faris - as it is, it's an average comedy that lives from her impeccable comic timing.