Legally Blonde

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Though the material is predictable and formulaic, Reese Witherspoon's funny, nuanced performance makes this movie better than it would have been otherwise.

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Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.

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Victor Garber
Professor Callahan
Holland Taylor
Professor Stromwell
Ali Larter
Brooke Taylor Windham
Karen McCullah
Screenwriter
Kirsten Smith
Screenwriter
Amanda Brown
Writer (Book)
Missy Stewart
Production Designer
Anthony B. Richmond
Cinematographer
Garth Craven
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Anita Brandt-Burgoyne
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Audience Reviews for Legally Blonde

  • May 04, 2015
    Movies rarely attack female stereotypes the way Legally Blonde does: it starts out by showing us Elle Woods (played by the energetic Reese Witherspoon) as a rich, early-twenties sorority girl with very little to lose. She's overly-bubbly, overly-perky, and seemingly dim-witted. She checks off just about every stereotype an American blonde girl could possibly have. When she gets accepted into Harvard (a hilarious scene showing the admissions department watching her video essay and finding reasons to admit her just because they think she's hot), she goes with the intention of winning back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. She instead gets herself lost in her pursuit of her law degree, in which she quickly learns to transform her attention to detail (which she uses towards beauty and fashion) into the case she is helping out with. It's not only funny seeing these stereotypes brought to life by Reese Witherspoon and the hilarious characters that she meets along the way, but it was also eye-opening to see her crush her obstacles and name-callers along the way by proving that there is often more than meets the eye. As long as there are breathing women in America, Legally Blonde would remain timeless among the people who can see past "blonde moments".
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2013
    Got made to watch this when I was ill all weekend and if i'm honest it wasn't Nowhere near as bad as I thought, Ok it's silly and poorly acted but I couldn't give it a lower star rating than this.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2012
    pretty funny but not one I'll rewatch over and over again
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Legally Blonde may be great for women, and even I chuckled a few times, but most men probably wont find it entertaining.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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