Channel 4: PREMIERE Satueday 31 October, 1am
Zach Cregger wakes from a four-year coma to find girlfriend Raquel Alessi is now a Playboy Bunny. Oafish pal Trevor Moore’s big idea is to get them into the Playboy mansion for its big anniversary bash. The House Bunny (Channel 5, Sunday at 12.05am) was coy, corny, internittently funny.
This is crude, coarse and even less amusing. And there’s Hugh Hefner again, acting creepy in his purple pyjamas and red silk dressing gown. Even real film-makers would struggle to make sense of this material, but these two idiots – Moore and Cregger – directed it themselves. They wrote it, too.
No beginning to their talents, clearly. The psycho fireman and the hip hop video stuff is okay. The rest is rubbish, and quite possibly toxic. The UK distributors added a schoolboy smirk of their own, retitling it Miss March: Generation Penetration. The bad news is that it’s ranked only No.12 in Metacritic’s worst-reviewed movies of all time list, alongside Paris Hilton’s The Hottie and the Nottie.
(Battlefield Earth and Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies are among the films deemed even worse, which is arguably fair enough.) The good news is that Miss March’s disastrous box office returns helped shut down Fox Atomic just two years after its launch as Fox’s low-budget features brand aimed at teens.