Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003)
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, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde
May be the worst film I have ever seen with an actress I have previously adored: in this case, Reese Witherspoon.
This is Witherspoon's movie and hers alone.
Witherspoon's indefatigable charm and energy is the only reason this film doesn't disappear like cotton candy in a drizzle.
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]
This is just embarrassing, a simply and utterly embarrassing attempt to market money from a charming film.
The expression of horror and amazement upon Bob Newhart's face captures, in one split second, the essence of the entire film.
Legally Blonde II is even smarter than Election. It is a brutal satire of the pop politics with which the Rock the Vote generation deludes itself.
No original, Whiterspoon realizou a proeza de converter uma personagem irritante em uma figura carismática. Mas, desta vez, não houve como evitar: Elle Woods é mesmo um porre.
...the film takes the low road, going for easy laughs at easy targets and easy issues.
There is exactly one joke in this movie: Reese Witherspoon wears a lot of pink.
Red, White and Blonde is a witty supplement to Elle Woods' campaign to promote blonde politics, this time more cartoonishly confident, more flamboyant and more self-aware of its own stupidity
I've got a joke for you. How many blondes does it take to make a sequel? I'll let you write your own punchline because no matter what you come up with it's likely to be funnier than Legally Blonde 2.
By upping the goofiness factor and wedging in a 'meaningful' message ham-handedly, the filmmakers have neither made a really funny movie, nor one that delivers a message well.
Witherspoon is just as good as ever, but Kate Kondell's script keeps letting the actress down.
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.More
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.
Not as good as the first film but still really funny and Reese Witherspoon is perfect as Elle. A must see!More
Okay so maybe Just Like Heaven isn't my guilty pleasure as much as this one is. Like I actually paid for this in the theater, watched it three more times on television, own the DVD, think about it from time to time. Oh my god it's soooo bad but in a really fun way. More fun than the first one, I think.More
Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Quotes
- Elle Woods:
- I don't think I've been this excited since Gucci became a publicly traded company!
- Paulette Parcelle:
- Who's ready to discharge?
- Elle Woods:
- Hi everyone!
- Timothy McGinn:
- Look, it's Capitol Barbie.
- Reena Giuliani:
- She's so shiny.
- Elle Woods:
- So speak up, America. Speak up for the home of the brave. Speak up for the land of the free gift with purchase. Speak up, America!
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