Reviewed by: Rachelle Smotherman
NUDITY—Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer
How far is too far? What are the guidelines for dating relationships? Answer
Should I save sex for marriage? Answer
My boyfriend wants to have sex. I don't want to lose him. What should I do? Answer
My friend sleeps around. Now people think I do. How do I fix my reputation and help my friend? Answer
I am not married, and just found out I'm pregnant. What should I do? Answer
What are the consequences of sexual immorality? Answer
|Featuring:||Anna Faris—“Scary Movie 4,” “Scary Movie 2,” “Lost in Translation”
Emma Stone, Kat Dennings, Colin Hanks, more »
|Producer:||Allen Covert, Samuel Dickerman, Anna Faris, Jack Giarraputo, Debra James, Karen McCullah Lutz, Adam Milano, Heather Parry, Adam Sandler, Kirsten Smith|
|Distributor:||Columbia Pictures (Sony) / Happy Madison|
“Bodaciously going where no bunny has gone before… university.”
“House Bunny” starring Anna Faris, is a silly, lighthearted comedy about Shelley, a Playboy bunny, who becomes a house mother for a sorority of misfits. Going into this movie, I anticipated that there would be questionable morals and over-the-top sexuality thrown at the viewer (I wasn’t wrong!) but was also curious to see what would come through as the underlying message in the end.
Despite being littered with very scantily clad women (including a fully nude Faris shown from behind) and too many sexual innuendoes to count, “House Bunny” does have some redeeming qualities. First, it was laugh-out-loud funny. Now I know some other reviews out there are touting this as a “Legally Blonde” wanna-be without much solid comedy, but the whole theater was laughing hard through much of this film. Was Shelley, the main character ditsy to the point of being ridiculous at times? Yes. Was she adorable and entertaining at the same time? Also yes… This movie made a solid point of highlighting the value of accepting people for who they are and not conforming to what others want you to be. While the movie took its time getting there, and made light of some serious moral issues (sex outside marriage and modesty to name a couple), it delivered a message of accepting and valuing people for who they are on the inside and not what they look like or where they come from.
Being a Christian, I can’t recommend this movie, due to the factors mentioned above, and I wouldn’t advocate letting teens see this film for the same reasons. However, I saw it with several of my girlfriends (who are also Christian moms like myself) and viewing it for what it was (a relaxing gals night out at the movies) and not expecting much other than some laughs, we weren’t disappointed.
Violence: None / Profanity: Mild / Sex/Nudity: Moderate
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