Legally Blonde


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 has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street from Aaron Spelling might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday.

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Luke Wilson
as Emmett Richmond
Selma Blair
as Vivian Kensington
Matthew Davis
as Warner Huntington III
Victor Garber
as Professor Callahan
Jennifer Coolidge
as Paulette Bonafonte
Holland Taylor
as Professor Stromwell
Ali Larter
as Brooke Taylor-Windham
Oz Perkins
as Dorky David
Linda Cardellini
as Chutney Windham
Bruce Thomas
as UPS Guy
Raquel Welch
as Mrs. Windham Vandermark
Kelly Nyks
as Arrogant Aaron
Ted Kairys
as Gerard
Shannon O'Hurley
as DA Joyce Rafferty
Greg Serano
as Enrique
Francesca P. Roberts
as Marina R. Bickford
Lisa Kushell
as Boutique Saleswoman
Natalie Barish
as Old Lady at Manicurist
Terence Michael
as Desk Clerk
Cici Lau
as LA Nail Technician
Allyce Beasley
as CULA Advisor
Kevin Cooney
as Head of Admissions
Ted Rooney
as Admissions Guy
as Rufus
David Moreland
as Admissions Guy
Wayne Federman
as Admissions Guy
James Read
as Elle's Father
Tane McClure
as Elle's Mother
Niklaus Lange
as Annoyed 2L
Doug Spinuzza
as Intense Ivan Berliner
Lisa K. Wyatt
as Jail House Guard
Lacey Beeman
as Nervous 1L Girl
Melissa Young
as Blonde Cheerleader
Chaney Kley
as Brandon
Ondrea De Vincentis
as Callahan's Assistant
Nectar Rose
as Freshman Girl
as Bruiser
Jodi Harris
as Another Sister
Patricia Kimes
as Blonde Biker
Sasha Barrese
as Antoher Girl
Kelly Driscoll
as Blonde Card Carrier
Elizabeth Matthews
as Sorority Girl
Kennedy Stone
as Sorority Girl
Victor Gerber
as Professor Callahan
Richard Hillman
as College Student (uncredited)
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Loved the ending. The rest of the movie seemed very corny but enjoyable at the same time. Does have few funny and embarrassing moments.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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Reese is so cool. Barbie meets LA Law! Elle wants to marry Warner but gets dumped as he wants a serious girlfriend. He gets to Harvard and she is hot on his trail. Dog in tow.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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Pretty sure I was dragged into seeing this with my mom, not really my cup of tea. For what it is though, it is a clever and somewhat funny movie.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

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Finally got around to a rewatch of this. This is one of those films I loved at the time, but a dodgy sequel, followed by a third, even worse one had dulled the memory of the original. I haven't watched this one in about three years, and I wondered if there would ever come the day I would want to watch it again, but the day came! I was amazed again by how good this movie actually was - this is for sure a superior chick flick. Reese is perfectly cast as fluffy Elle who is as bright as she is ditzy. You can not help but like her and darned if I didn't find the ending moving! A great message to this movie about strength and using your brain and there is more to life than men (especially one who doesn't deserve you!). There is still a romantic side to this, Elle does meet a nice guy by the end and Warner gets the boot for once and for all from both the ladies in his life! Added to this, I loved Reese's hair all through this and all the clothes! I guess the one small cringe moment is the "bend and snap", but it's a small gripe in an otherwise feel good and inspiring movie. There are certainly worse ones for young girls to watch! (and slightly older ones. haha).

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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