History Film / TheHouseBunny

26th May '16 4:01:22 AM Morgenthaler
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A 2008 RomanticComedy, '''''The House Bunny''''' stars Creator/AnnaFaris as Shelley Darlington, a PlayboyBunny who gets kicked out of the mansion for being too old at the age of 27. With nowhere else to go, she ends up at 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.

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A 2008 RomanticComedy, '''''The ''The House Bunny''''' Bunny'' stars Creator/AnnaFaris as Shelley Darlington, a PlayboyBunny who gets kicked out of the mansion for being too old at the age of 27. With nowhere else to go, she ends up at 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.
26th May '16 4:00:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlphaBitch: Phi Iota Mu, and for a time [[BecomingTheMask the protagonists]].

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* BeautifulAllAlong
* BeYourself: the final aesop.
* BookDumb: Shelley.
* BrainlessBeauty: Shelley.

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* %%* BookDumb: Shelley.
* %%* BrainlessBeauty: Shelley.



* ChickFlick

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* DumbBlonde: Shelley.

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* KindheartedSimpleton: Shelley.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: "I prefer to air dry."

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* %%* NakedPeopleAreFunny: "I prefer to air dry."



* PlayboyBunny: Title character.

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* RichBitch: The Phi Iota Mu house.

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26th May '16 12:05:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: The 'Phi Iota Mu' girls, as well as the house mother.
** Subverted with Shelley, who doesn't have a malicious bone in her body.
10th Oct '15 9:45:56 AM Mdumas43073
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2008 RomanticComedy. Creator/AnnaFaris is a PlayboyBunny who gets kicked out of the mansion for being too old at the age of 27. With nowhere else to go, she ends up at 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.

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A 2008 RomanticComedy. RomanticComedy, '''''The House Bunny''''' stars Creator/AnnaFaris is as Shelley Darlington, a PlayboyBunny who gets kicked out of the mansion for being too old at the age of 27. With nowhere else to go, she ends up at 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.



* AllGuysWantSororityWomen: Shelly teaches the girls to invoke this trope to attract new pledges.

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* AllGuysWantSororityWomen: Shelly Shelley teaches the girls to invoke this trope to attract new pledges.



** Subverted with Shelly, who doesn't have a malicious bone in her body.
* BookDumb: Shelly.
* BrainlessBeauty: Shelly.
* BuxomIsBetter: In one scene, Shelly makes an offhand comment implying that she's had a boob job.

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** Subverted with Shelly, Shelley, who doesn't have a malicious bone in her body.
* BookDumb: Shelly.
Shelley.
* BrainlessBeauty: Shelly.
Shelley.
* BuxomIsBetter: In one scene, Shelly Shelley makes an offhand comment implying that she's had a boob job.



* CoolOldGuy: The movie incarnation of Hugh Hefner is this. [[spoiler:When he finds out that Shelly was tricked into leaving the Playboy Mansion, he personally tracks her down so that he can tell her everybody at the mansion misses her and invites her to come back home.]]
* DumbBlonde: Shelly.

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* CoolOldGuy: The movie incarnation of Hugh Hefner is this. [[spoiler:When he finds out that Shelly Shelley was tricked into leaving the Playboy Mansion, he personally tracks her down so that he can tell her everybody at the mansion misses her and invites her to come back home.]]
* DumbBlonde: Shelly.Shelley.



* FallenPrincess: Shelly, from a Playboy Bunny living in Playboy Mansion with her pink Prius to (temporarily) living in her old car and even ending up one night in jail, after getting kicked out for (supposedly) being too old for Playboy.
* {{Fanservice}}: Shelly's naked ass, not even really a joke for it. They just wanted us to see it.

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* FallenPrincess: Shelly, Shelley, from a Playboy Bunny living in Playboy Mansion with her pink Prius to (temporarily) living in her old car and even ending up one night in jail, after getting kicked out for (supposedly) being too old for Playboy.
* {{Fanservice}}: Shelly's Shelley's naked ass, not even really a joke for it. They just wanted us to see it.



* HiddenDepths: Shelly initially seems to be a {{Malaproper}}, but whenever anyone calls her out on this, it turns out she means what she said and usually in a very insightful way.

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* HiddenDepths: Shelly Shelley initially seems to be a {{Malaproper}}, but whenever anyone calls her out on this, it turns out she means what she said and usually in a very insightful way.



* InsultBackfire: Shelly thinks anything said to her is a compliment. When she responds this way to insults, people usually don't know how to react and she wins the moment.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Shelly.
* MarilynManeuver: (Parodied) Shelly tries the Marilyn maneuver while standing over an open pothole...and gets severely burned.
* MistakenForGay: Shelly briefly thinks that Oliver is gay because she fails to seduce him on their first date.
-->'''Shelly:''' I don't think he likes me. He didn't fall for any of my tricks.

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* HotLibrarian: Trying to tone down her sexuality and appear more "intellectual" for her second date with Oliver, Shelley ends up affecting this look (albeit inadvertently).
* InsultBackfire: Shelly Shelley thinks anything said to her is a compliment. When she responds this way to insults, people usually don't know how to react and she wins the moment.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Shelly.
Shelley.
* MarilynManeuver: (Parodied) Shelly tries the Marilyn maneuver Parodied. Shelley this while standing over an open pothole...pothole... and gets severely burned.
* MistakenForGay: Shelly Shelley briefly thinks that Oliver is gay because she fails to seduce him on their first date.
-->'''Shelly:''' -->'''Shelley:''' I don't think he likes me. He didn't fall for any of my tricks.



-->'''Shelly:''' I did sexy. I did other guys want me. I worked every angle in the book but - I don't know - he just kind of stared.

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-->'''Shelly:''' -->'''Shelley:''' I did sexy. I did other guys want me. I worked every angle in the book but - I don't know - he just kind of stared.



-->'''Shelly:''' He's gay?
* ModestyTowel: Played with. Shelly likes to "air dry." Natalie tells her she has to cover up because most of the girls in the house haven't seen their ''own'' bodies and Shelly naked may be too much of a shock.

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-->'''Shelly:''' -->'''Shelley:''' He's gay?
* ModestyTowel: Played with. Shelly Shelley likes to "air dry." Natalie tells her she has to cover up because most of the girls in the house haven't seen their ''own'' bodies and Shelly Shelley naked may be too much of a shock.



* NeedAHandOrAHandjob: Inverted when Shelly misunderstands what a cop, who had pulled her over for DUI, means when he asks her to "blow".

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* NeedAHandOrAHandjob: Inverted when Shelly Shelley misunderstands what a cop, who had pulled her over for DUI, means when he asks her to "blow".



* NotDistractedByTheSexy: On their first date, Shelly attempts to impress Oliver by dressing sexy, flirting heavily with him, and showing that other men want her. She doesn't accomplish anything besides making Oliver uncomfortable.
* OutGivingBirthBackInTwoMinutes: The girl who was pregnant gives birth offscreen as the rest of her sorority fights for recognition...and comes back with her new daughter while still in her hospital bed.
* ParentalAbandonment: When Shelly was just a baby, she was left on the front porch of the Playboy Mansion.
* PitySex: While not sex per se, in one scene Shelly mentions that she once let Bob Saget grind against her during a party as an act of charity.

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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: On their first date, Shelly Shelley attempts to impress Oliver by dressing sexy, flirting heavily with him, and showing that other men want her. She doesn't accomplish anything besides making Oliver uncomfortable.
* OutGivingBirthBackInTwoMinutes: The girl who was pregnant gives birth offscreen as the rest of her sorority fights for recognition... and comes back with her new daughter while still in her hospital bed.
* ParentalAbandonment: When Shelly Shelley was just a baby, she was left on the front porch of the Playboy Mansion.
* PitySex: While not sex per se, in one scene Shelly Shelley mentions that she once let Bob Saget grind against her during a party as an act of charity.



* PluckyGirl: Shelly, given all the troubles she has gone through.
* ThePollyanna: Although dimwitted, Shelly is incredibly kindhearted and trusting. When people insult her, she always misinterprets it as a compliment and responds as such, resulting in an InsultBackfire.
* RealityEnsues: Shelly tries to recreate Creator/MarilynMonroe's upskirt scene in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' with a heat vent. She ends up burning herself.

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* PluckyGirl: Shelly, Shelley, given all the troubles she has gone through.
* ThePollyanna: Although dimwitted, Shelly Shelley is incredibly kindhearted and trusting. When people insult her, she always misinterprets it as a compliment and responds as such, resulting in an InsultBackfire.
* RealityEnsues: Shelly Shelley tries to recreate Creator/MarilynMonroe's upskirt scene in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' with a heat vent. She ends up burning herself.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Shelly ends up falling for Oliver, a genuinely nice guy who works at a retirement home and wants to get to know Shelly as a person instead of just trying to sleep with her.
* StopHelpingMe: Eventually in-universe, the girls say this to Shelly, when they realize that they've become petty like the Phi Iota Mu girls. [[spoiler: Then they start to miss having her around, and invite her back.]]

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Shelly Shelley ends up falling for Oliver, a genuinely nice guy who works at a retirement home and wants to get to know Shelly Shelley as a person instead of just trying to sleep with her.
* StopHelpingMe: Eventually in-universe, the girls say this to Shelly, Shelley, when they realize that they've become as shallow and petty like as the Phi Iota Mu girls. [[spoiler: Then they start to miss having her around, and invite her back.]]



* YouWereTryingTooHard: Shelly's first date with Oliver ends in disaster because, being used to guys who are just trying to have sex with her, she plays up her sexiness and flirts heavily with Oliver. But Oliver actually wants to get to know Shelly instead of just sleeping with her. Their second date goes just as badly because Shelly attempts to appear intellectual by toning down her appearance, wearing glasses that aren't prescribed to her, and uses note cards in an attempt to sound smart. [[spoiler:At the end of the film she realizes that she was trying too hard to impress Oliver and decides to just be herself.]]

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* YouWereTryingTooHard: Shelly's Shelley's first date with Oliver ends in disaster because, being used to guys who are just trying to have sex with her, she plays up her sexiness and flirts heavily with Oliver. But Oliver actually wants to get to know Shelly Shelley instead of just sleeping with her. Their second date goes just as badly because Shelly Shelley attempts to appear intellectual by toning down her appearance, wearing glasses that aren't prescribed to her, and uses note cards in an attempt to sound smart. [[spoiler:At the end of the film she realizes that she was trying too hard to impress Oliver and decides to just be herself.]]
18th Sep '15 3:23:48 AM Phred
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* HiddenDepths: Shelly initially seems to be a {{Malaproper}}, but whenever anyone calls her out on this, it turns out she means what she said and usually in a very insightful way.
27th May '15 1:23:04 PM RDBenjamin
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* FallenPrincess: Shelly, from a Playboy Bunny living in Playboy Mansion with her pink Prius to (temporarily) living in her old car and even ending up one night in jail, after getting kicked out for (supposedly) being too old for Playboy.
18th Jan '15 8:57:07 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* BrainlessBeauty: Shelly.



* BrainlessBeauty: Shelly.



* FanService: Shelly's naked ass, not even really a joke for it. They just wanted us to see it.
** And to be honest, we totally did want to see it.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: Shelly's naked ass, not even really a joke for it. They just wanted us to see it.
** And to be honest, we totally did want to see
it.
31st Dec '14 9:53:22 PM nombretomado
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* {{Gainaxing}}: [[KatDennings Kat Dennings]] is in this movie.

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* {{Gainaxing}}: [[KatDennings Kat Dennings]] Creator/KatDennings is in this movie.



* HollywoodNerd: EmmaStone, [[{{Smash}} Katherine Mcphee]] and KatDennings are amongst the most {{egregious}} examples.

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* HollywoodNerd: EmmaStone, [[{{Smash}} Katherine Mcphee]] and KatDennings Creator/KatDennings are amongst the most {{egregious}} examples.
30th Aug '14 12:12:45 PM Premonition45
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* RealityEnsues: Shelly tries to recreate Creator/MarilynMonroe's upskirt scene in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' with a heat vent. She ends up burning herself.
14th Apr '14 3:16:20 AM darkjezter
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* ThePollyanna: Although dimwitted, Shelly is incredibly kindhearted and trusting. When people insult her, she always misinterprets it as a compliment and responds as such, resulting in an InsultBackfire.
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