Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003)



Critic Consensus: This blonde joke is less funny the second time around.

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Taking home a paycheck that nearly rivals the budget of the first film, Reese Witherspoon reprises the role of Elle Woods in this sequel to 2001's surprise blockbuster Legally Blonde. When she's fired from her job at an upscale law firm for voicing her stance against the testing of cosmetics on animals, Elle heads to Capitol Hill to fight for her cause before Congress, leaving her boyfriend, Emmett (Luke Wilson, reprising his role from the film's predecessor), behind. Once there, she runs into plenty of adversity and red-tape and can't seem to find anyone who will listen to her proposals. While staying at the Watergate hotel though, she meets and befriends an elderly bellman (Bob Newhart in his first theatrical role since 1997's In & Out) who's been around politicians long enough to know the ins and outs of the political machine. With his help, Elle attempts to convince disillusioned U.S. Representative Rudd (Sally Field) to help her get her voice heard in front of the stodgy old coots of the legislative branch. Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld hot off the success of his critically acclaimed indie comedy Kissing Jessica Stein, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde boasts a supporting cast led by Jennifer Coolidge (Best in Show, American Pie) and Regina King (Jerry Maguire, Daddy Day Care). ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for some sex-related humor)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake, Kate Kondell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 29, 2006
Box Office: $89.8M
MGM/UA - Official Site


Sally Field
as Rep. Victoria Rudd
Regina King
as Grace Rossiter
Bruce McGill
as Stanford Marks
Dana Ivey
as Congresswoman Libby ...
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Reena Giuliani
Alanna Ubach
as Serena McGuire
J Barton
as Timothy McGinn
Stanley Anderson
as Michael Blaine
Bruce Thomas
as UPS Guy
Bob Newhart
as Sid Post
Luke Wilson
as Emmett Richmond
Sarah Bannister
as Delta Nu Sister
Ruth Williamson
as Madeline Kroft
as Million Dog March Do...
Jack McGee
as Detective Finchley
Clement Blake
as Homeless Person
Amir Talai
as Associate
Blue Cheer
as Million Dog March Do...
Zia Harris
as Mailroom Guy
Octavia Spencer
as Security Guard
Junior Case
as Intern Dancer
James Urbaniak
as Lab Technician
Andrew Casey
as Million Dog March Do...
Jan Devereaux
as Female Partner
Lauren Cohn
as Head Saleswoman/Amy
Ashley Chapman
as Intern Dancer
as Million Dog March Do...
Melissa Wyler
as Staff Member
Katarina Choi
as Delta Nu Sister
David Doty
as Rob Cole
Theresa Clayton
as Delta Nu Sister
Clement E. Blake
as Homeless Person
Josh Holland
as Chief of Staff Ted H...
Jackie Hoffman
as Dog Spa Receptionist
Jobe Cerny
as House Clerk
The Dallas Cowboys
as Million Dog March Do...
as Million Dog March Do...
Michael A. Krawic
as NIH Scientist
James Newman
as Ray Fuchs
Jason Bushman
as Fuchs' Aide
The Duchess
as Million Dog March Do...
Bryan Cuprill
as Different Aide
Matt Price
as Cole's Aide
Alice Dylan
as Million Dog March Do...
Anthony "Amp" Elmore
as Million Dog March Do...
Karen Gordon
as Kroft's Aide
Melissa Paull
as Another Aide
Billy Francesca
as Delta Nu Sister
Jeffrey Gelber
as Yet Another Aide
George Simms
as Speaker of the House
Lisa Long
as Congresswoman
Delores Gilbeaux
as Delta Nu Sister
Carolyn Hennesy
as Congresswoman With H...
Erin Cottrell
as Delta Nu President
as Million Dog March Do...
Jennie Vaughn
as First Person in Line
Keone Young
as Committee Clerk
Carol Hatchett
as Intern Dancer
Arianne Fraser
as Secretary
Michelle Haugh
as Delta Nu Sister
Susan Bivens
as Lady With Hair
Amy Schlagel
as Paulette's Daughter
as Million Dog March Do...
Wayne Edward Sherwoo...
as Sound Technician
Brandon Smiley
as Office Aide
James Read
as Elle's Father
Jennifer T. Kelly
as Delta Nu Sister
Tane McClure
as Elle's Mother
as Million Dog March Do...
Michael Krawic
as NIH Scientist
Ryan Larson
as Delta Nu Sister
Catherine Lazo
as Delta Nu Sister
Desi Lydic
as Delta Nu Sister
as Bruiser
Jennifer Moreland
as Delta Nu Sister
Roger Málaga
as Intern Dancer
Jen Osorio
as Intern Dancer
Juliet Pinto
as Intern Dancer
Matthew Price
as Cole's Aide
Tanja Reichert
as Delta Nu Sister
Corinne Reilly
as Delta Nu Sister
Caroline A. Rice
as Intern Dancer
Fernand Ruffieux
as Million Dog March Do...
as Million Dog March Do...
Scout the Horse
as Million Dog March Do...
Sarah Shahi
as Delta Nu Sister
Christina Sheldon
as Delta Nu Sister
George C. Simms
as Speaker of the House
as Million Dog March Do...
Tiger Cinematografic...
as Million Dog March Do...
Brian Tilley
as Million Dog March Do...
Rishi Tyagi
as Million Dog March Do...
Caroline Williams
as Delta Nu Sister
Alice Dylan
as Million Dog March Do...
Brian Tilley
as Million Dog March Do...
Madeleine Lindley
as Delta Nu Sister
James Tuaileva
as Intern Dancer
Karen-Eileen Gordon
as Kroft's Aide
Greg Harris
as Mailroom Guy
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Critic Reviews for Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (42)

May be the worst film I have ever seen with an actress I have previously adored: in this case, Reese Witherspoon.

Full Review… | July 25, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

[Witherspoon's] so charming.

Full Review… | July 14, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A pointless, tired, sugary, pink and teal affront to Reese Witherspoon, Bob Newhart, any important political cause...Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and—oh, let's just say it—humanity. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | April 16, 2011
Groucho Reviews

Not as good as the first, but still enjoyable.

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
Common Sense Media

This is just embarrassing, a simply and utterly embarrassing attempt to market money from a charming film.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

The expression of horror and amazement upon Bob Newhart's face captures, in one split second, the essence of the entire film.

September 20, 2004
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde


Okay, take an breath: anybody hear of satire? When you peel away the pink and five-inch heels (and maybe you have to have special movie glasses to do that), you are left with a very biting take on the political system. That the congresswoman is trading away her ideals so she can "stay in Washington" to do some good is very sly. So is Elle Wood's response "You're not doing anybody any good." It was good to see this after a particularly nasty presidential election, heading into some serious horse trading on the budget. Great message: maybe the way to get things done is not the "Washington Way" but the Delta Nu way--call your friends and take a trip to the corridors of power.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

I have left my original rating of 3 stars intact. It doesn't really deserve it, as sequels go, it is pretty horrible. I think really it's a 2, but I am leaving the extra star for Reese - she is really good as this character, even though at times in this one, she comes across like a moron.
There is also some questionable bits in here, such as the revelation that Bruiser is gay. The "as long as he's happy" bit seemed forced and like this movie was trying too hard. Other bits are just plain awful (cheerleading dog song scene anyone?). Paulette is less likeable her than in the first one, actually kind of irritating, as are Elle's girlfriends. Don't know, pretty much inferior in every way and a silly plot, but just can't hate it too much.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Not as good as the first film but still really funny and Reese Witherspoon is perfect as Elle. A must see!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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