Monday, July 06, 2009

The bunny trail.

Hubs and I watched The House Bunny this week. I'm noticing that my movie choices are getting more and more juvenile these days. And the really sad thing is that I'm enjoying these movies. Maybe it has to do with my need for stress relief. I'm definitely more into the escapism than the "movies-that-make-you-think" these days.

The House Bunny tells the story of Shelly (played with absolutely perfect wide-eyed certainty by Anna Faris), a 27-year-old Playboy bunny who gets kicked out of the mansion and is forced to fend for herself. With precious little skills and intelligence in her repertiore, Shelly decides that her perfect job would be house mother at a sorority. That's how she ends up at the Zeta Alpha Zeta house, where a group of misfit girls must pledge 30 new members or face losing their charter.

Luckily for these oddball coeds, Shelly is a master at makeovers, partying, and giving guys what they want. Before the girls know it, Zeta Alpha Zeta is one of the hottest tickets on campus, and Shelly's found herself a new home.

Of course, there are complications and personal growth (and even a birth) along the way (blah blah blah), but what makes this movie worth watching is Faris' performance. The girl is, quite simply, one of the best young female comedians in Hollywood. The collection of actresses playing the sorority sisters are fun, too, with Emma Stone nailing her portrayal of Natalie, the goofy, bookish president of the Zetas.

Worth seeing. This ain't life-changing, just funny.

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