A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this movie. Positive Messages Although the movie's ostensible message is that everyone should just be who they are, young female viewers are much more likely to get the idea that they need to be thin, tan, and dolled up to be sexy and attractive to the opposite sex. While there's nothing wrong with wanting to look nice, the Zeta girls go from not caring a fig for how they look to temporarily becoming just as judgmental and looks-obsessed as the sorority girls they disliked.
With nowhere else to go, she ends up at Zeta Alpha Zeta, a sorority house of losers that will lose their charter if they don't attract new pledges. Most of the film's humor comes from taking standard makeover and college sorority tropes and exaggerating them to point of light parody, while still playing them straight. Advertisement: This film provides examples of: The Alleged Car : Shelley's old wagon backfires constantly and scares nearby animals when she opens the door. All Guys Want Sorority Women : Shelley teaches the girls to invoke this trope to attract new pledges.
In The House Bunny, it seems the unfortunately average females at Zeta Alpha Zeta are in need of a complete overhaul in order to make them, not more confident in themselves, but socially acceptable to their peers. And who better to oversee these dramatic transformations than a Playboy Bunny. All of her life Shelley Darlingson Anna Faris has been looking for a family. Luckily or not for the outcasts at Zeta Alpha Zeta, Shelley lands on their doorstep with a proposal.
We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. She was a scream in the Scary Movie franchise and stole more than a few scenes from Ryan Reynolds in the broad romantic comedy Just Friends. In The House Bunny she has total control, producing and starring as the titular Playboy playmate who embarks on a non-sexual journey of self-discovery.