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PUBLISHED: 12:55 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 17:13 16 August 2010

CUE the bunny ears and blonde hair for The House Bunny, a fairly predictable tale of female empowerment . Anna Faris, of Scary Movie and Lost in Translation, plays Shelly Darlingson, an up-and-coming Playboy bunny with frilly,

THE HOUSE BUNNY

Cert TBC

CUE the bunny ears and blonde hair for The House Bunny, a fairly predictable tale of 'female empowerment'.

Anna Faris, of Scary Movie and Lost in Translation, plays Shelly Darlingson, an up-and-coming Playboy bunny with frilly, pink-hued dreams of one day being centrefold of the month.

However, with her 27th birthday approaching, Shelly learns that she's being booted from Bunnyland, and what's more finds herself with no family or place to call home.

Desperate for both, she gets in with a socially inept group of college girls, the Zeta Alpha Zeta sorority, and quickly takes up position of their glamour mentor.

The former bunny girl sets about helping the Zetas bring out their inner woman, luring in boys while drawing the ire of rival sorority Phi Iota Mu.

Shelly also catches the eye of Oliver (Colin Hanks), who forces her to realise that it will take more than her Playboy Mansion ways to win over a good man. How romantic.

To add to her enlightenment, she also recognises that she's gone and made the Zeta Alpha Zeta sisters into the preening tarts they always hated.

When Hugh Hefner calls to offer Shelly her dream centerfold shoot, she must choose between chasing her old dreams or staying for her needy sisters.

Faris co-produced this film and plays the sexy-but-clueless part to perfection. If you liked Mean Girls or Legally Blonde, this chick-flick might just flick your switch.

* The House Bunny is released on October 10.

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