Legally Blonde (2001)
|When her boyfriend ditches her simply because she's too blonde, a beautiful fashion major vows to do anything to get him back, even it means going to law school.|
"Two thumbs up! Ebert & Roeper And The Movies
"In a perfect marriage of player and part, Reese Witherspoon is Elle Woods. Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"...a featherweight comedy balanced between silliness and charm. It is impossible to dislike... Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Witherspoon turns in yet another stellar, nuanced comic performance. Stephen Miller, TV Guide
"Smart screwball comedy that upends the stereotype of the airhead towhead. Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
Editor's NoteIn the sharply funny LEGALLY BLONDE, Reese Witherspoon gives a glittering performance as Elle Woods, the natural blonde sorority queen who enrolls at Harvard Law School. When she first appears, Elle seems to be no more than the bright cousin of CLUELESS's Alicia Silverstone. Expecting her boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis) to propose, she is mortified when instead he says he needs somebody serious as his wife. When Elle discovers Warner's brother is engaged to a law student, she decides to go to Harvard. She studies for the LSATs, submits a video essay--in which she appears in a sequined bikini--and, miraculously, is accepted. At first, Elle is rebuked by Professor Stromwell (Holland Taylor) and is the target of snide comments from other students. But, gradually, it becomes clear that Elle is no fish out of water--she is smarter, more driven, and more likely to survive in the rarefied Harvard atmosphere than anyone else.Witherspoon gets fine support from Selma Blair as Warner's new fiancée, Jennifer Coolidge as a beautician, Victor Garber as an unscrupulous professor, Ali Larter as a client from Elle's sorority, Holland Taylor, and Luke Wilson as a lawyer fascinated by Elle's unconventional approach. The smart, witty script is by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith. The first-time director is 28-year-old Australian Robert Luketic.
Cast & Crew
|Amanda Brown - Based On Novel By|
|Robert Luketic - Director|
|Anthony B. Richmond - Director of Photography|
|Rolfe Kent - Musical Score|
|Roger Jones, et al. - Producer|
|Karen McCullah Lutz - Screenplay|
|Kirsten Smith - Screenplay|
MTV Award (2002)
|Legally Blonde, Nominee, Best Movie|
Golden Globe (2002)
|Legally Blonde, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy|
|Reese Witherspoon, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy|
MTV Award (2002)
|Reese Witherspoon, Winner, Best Comedic Performance|
|Reese Witherspoon, Winner, Best Dressed|
|Reese Witherspoon, Nominee, Best Female Performance|
|Reese Witherspoon ("Oh, I like your outfit too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated."), Winner, Best Line|
Customer Reviews of Legally Blonde
I saw the making of Legally Blonde before I saw the movie. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. This movie has achieved cult status amongst my friends. A definite must see!
Another Dumb Blonde?1/14/2002
The only (near) blondes in this movie, are brunette. Reese (Elle) is surprisingly adaptable with her surface-only ditziness masking her wit and intelliegence, which she's not afraid to use when judged only by her looks. She's unpretentious and sweet as a toothache, which most mistake as "none too bright". Her semi-fluffy shallowness draws them in and drops their jaws when she gives as good as she gets. Perhaps someone thought of the title "Revenge of the Blonde"? A funny movie not to be missed because of it's assuming title. It's a hoot!
Loved clueless but this movie was even better11/24/2001
I think this movie picked up where clueless left off, I think the main character became more in depth and likable as the story evolved. Hilariously funny, fun to watch and great to own...add this one to your dvd collection, it's a keeper.
If you liked Clueless, you'll love Legally Blonde. Reese Witherspoon is classic. A truly clever and entertaining movie.
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