Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken. A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson sisters from a kidnapping plot. A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.
Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman. When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been betraying.
And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S. Finding family. Shelley Darlingson was raised in an orphanage, finally happy when she blossoms into a fox and moves into the Playboy Mansion. Unfortunately, she's summarily expelled on her 27th birthday she's now too old. In desperation she takes a job as house mother for a sorority of misfits losing their house for lack of members.
They have but a few months to find 30 pledges, or a sorority of mean girls will take over their place. Shelley figures that girls will pledge a house that boys find interesting, so she sets out to make the Zetas alluring, not act too smart, and host great parties. Can she succeed, and what about her own makeover? Sabotage is everywhere, plus it's hard to be one's self. Faris is a gifted comedic actress who frequently manages to elicit laughs out of lowbrow material. She's a master at playing sweet-but-stupid sexbots.
But in THE HOUSE BUNNY, her innate charm just underscores the movie's disturbing theme -- that young women have to transform themselves into vapid, cleavage-bearing party girls to be happy or fall in love, which is a dangerous message to send young girls. Everything ends on a "just be yourself" note, but that pales in comparison to 90 minutes of lingerie and bedroom hair.
One of the reasons that Revenge of the Nerds is such a classic college comedy is that the guys don't change. They prove themselves worthy of popularity and love despite being nerds.
In this case, the nerdy girls have to dramatically alter their appearance -- courtesy of ridiculously short skirts, three layers of makeup, and water-filled push-up bras -- to catch a guy's attention or appeal to potential pledges.
It's sad that two decades after Gilbert, Lewis, and Booger proved that nerds are cool, these girls have to resort to objectifying stereotypes to save their sorority. Families can talk about whether Shelley is a good role model. Is her dream of becoming a Playboy centerfold an admirable one?
What do the Zeta sisters learn from her? What does she learn from them? What is the movie's message about young women? What does "sisterhood" mean, according to the Zetas? Ultimately, does the movie reinforce stereotypes or undermine them? Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.
See how we rate. Streaming options powered by JustWatch. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. HD Desperados. HD Elvis from Outer Space. HD Mighty Oak. HD Speak Your Mind. HD Virgin Alexander. You can change cookie preferences ; continued site use signifies consent. Call Netflix Netflix. When Playboy bunny Shelley Darlingson gets evicted from the mansion, she's a woman without a country -- until she meets the girls of Zeta Alpha Zeta.