Legally Blonde 2-Red White and Blonde

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Elle woods heads to washington D.C. To join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.


Studio MGM
SKU 40228549
UPC 027616898968
UPC 14 00027616898968
Format DVD
Release Date 1/15/2008
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) returns in all of her pink splendor in this sequel to LEGALLY BLONDE. This time, spunky lawyer Elle is in the midst of planning her wedding to law professor Emmett Richmond (Luke Wilson) when she realizes that she has to locate the mother of her pet Chihuahua, Bruiser, in order to include her on the guest list. A detective locates Bruiser's mom, only to find her in an animal testing facility. Determined to put an end to the practice and to free Bruiser's mom in time for the wedding, Elle heads to Washington, D.C. to work as a legislative aid to fellow Harvard Law alum, Representative Victoria Rudd (Sally Field). Unfortunately, Capitol Hill isn't as welcoming as Elle had hoped, and she finds herself learning about the darker side of Washington politics. Undeterred, the ever-optimistic Elle enlists her friends to help in her campaign to stop animal testing. Witherspoon is delightful as the wide-eyed, good-hearted Elle. Bob Newhart stars as Elle's politically aware doorman, and Jennifer Coolidge reprises her role as Paulette, Elle's personal beauty consultant. Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, the film also stars Regina King, Bruce McGill, and Dana Ivey.
Entertainment Weekly "...[Witherspoon is] still a marvel of sweetly sparky enthusiasm..." 07/11/2003 p.57
Los Angeles Times "...Not since Cyndi Lauper has a major pop figure projected such a blissfully happy, self-amused view toward being female..." 07/02/2003 p.C1
Variety "...Witherspoon's disarming enthusiasm and terminal perkiness make the comedy succeed..." 07/14/2003 p.24
Sight and Sound "...Illuminated by Reese Witherspoon's central performance. Witherspoon's smile is an intensity..." 09/01/2003 p.55-6
Bob Newhart
Luke Wilson
Sally Field
Reese Witherspoon
Name Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
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Cast & Crew
Bob Newhart - Actor
Bruce McGill - Actor
Dana Ivey - Actor
Jennifer Coolidge - Actor
Jessica Cauffiel - Actor
Luke Wilson - Actor
Mary Lynn Rajskub - Actor
Reese Witherspoon - Actor
Regina King - Actor
Sally Field - Actor
Elliot Davis - Cinematographer
Charles Herman-Wurmfeld - Director
Peter Teschner - Editor
Reese Witherspoon - Executive Producer
David Nicksay - Producer
Marc E. Platt - Producer
Kate Kondell - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 113347
UPC 00027616898968
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde takes the financially successful formula of Legally Blonde, the Reese Witherspoon hit from two years ago, and does something unexpected. It fiddles with it, changes it and actually fixes it. It takes the galling thing about the original--the elite complacency of its heroine--and puts it away forever. It transforms Elle Woods, materialistic priss, into Elle Woods, liberal.
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Apollo Guide
Review By simultaneously upping the goofiness factor to the point of ridiculousness and trying to wedge in a 'meaningful' message ham-handedly, the filmmakers have neither made a really funny movie, nor one that delivers a message well. There's some wit here, but most of it gets lost amidst the silliness that barely causes audience members to crack a smile. It's harmless and occasionally funny, but certainly falls well short of the original.
Reviewer Brian Webster
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Legally Blonde 2 should never have been made. It is a cinematic abomination - a source of embarrassment for everyone involved. There have been worse films this year, but none has been marketed as this fun-loving and upbeat. Worthwhile moments are few and far between, and Reese Witherspoon's incandescent charm, which was one of the original Legally Blonde's saving graces, is so bright that it creates a glare. There's such a thing as being too perky...Reese Witherspoon is back as Elle, a character I had seen enough of by the end of the first Legally Blonde. For those who felt the 2001 movie had pretty much worn out its welcome by the time it stumbled across the finish line, Legally Blonde 2 will be nothing short of torture. Go next door and see Arnold Schwarzenegger. He'll be back. And, while the same can be said of Witherspoon, hopefully it won't be as Elle. I have had more of this character than I can stomach in one lifetime...The movie's "cause" will provoke PETA members into jumping for joy, although the intelligence of the animal rights' activists in Legally Blonde 2 might give them pause. (Then again, one could make a successful case that no one in the movie has an IQ in the triple digit range.)...Legally Blonde 2 is clearly in the PETA camp in that it shows more concern for animals than human beings. Although the movie wants its viewers to understand that the use of animals for cosmetics testing is cruel and wasteful, it employs an inhumane method of conveying that message - asking people to sit through this. Even those who enjoyed the light breeziness of the first Legally Blonde will likely find this too much of an endurance contest. It's mawkish, superficial, and artificial, without a hint of cleverness or humor.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" evokes a fairy-tale America in which a congresswoman's ditzy blond junior staff member, pretty in pink, is asked to address a joint session of Congress and sways them with her appeal for animal rights. Not in this world. It might happen, though, in the world of the movie--but even then, her big speech is so truly idiotic, she'd be laughed out of town...Ramping up for this review, I came across a curious column by Arianna Huffington, who attended a preview screening and wrote: "Sitting between my teenage daughters while watching Elle take on the U.S. Congress, I was struck by the palpable effect it had on them: They left the theater inspired, empowered and talking about the things they wanted to change and the ways they might be able to change them." She quotes approvingly from Elle's big speech ("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!")...Amazing that the usually tough-minded Huffington fell for the movie. Amazing, too, that two teenage girls who have their mother as a role model were inspired and empowered by the insipid Elle. I have a movie for them to see together: "Whale Rider." Now there's a great movie about female empowerment, and the heroine doesn't even wear makeup...America will no doubt speak up, alas, by spending millions of dollars on "Legally Blonde 2" in obedience to the movie's advertising blitz (buses in several cities have been painted entirely pink). And so the myth of a populist Congress will live on, apart from the real world of lobbyists, log-rolling, punishment to the disloyal and favors for friends. In the real world, Elle Woods would be chewed up faster than one of little Bruiser's Milk-Bones.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Witherspoon,Reese
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee The film is a glorified sitcom, but Witherspoon takes it to another enchanted level.
Susannah Gora, Premiere ...Witherspoon is a sheer delight, all charm and light and loveliness; you just want her to win.
Access Hollywood Reese Witherspoon is America's movie sweetheart!
Ken Fox, TV Guide ...this hugely enjoyable sequel serves up a generous second helping of the ingredient that made the original such an irresistible hit.
Richard Schickel, Time ...[it's] "Ms. Woods Goes to Washington"--played to airy perfection by Reese Witherspoon and a light-on-its-feet cast.
Westwood One Even blonder than the first!

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