Legally Blonde

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MGM Released 2001

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Director:
Robert Luketic
Released:
2001
Rating:
PG-13

Legally Blonde is the 2001 American comedic film starring Reese Witherspoon as a sorority girl who attends law school in hopes of winning back her ex-boyfriend. When Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is told by her Harvard boyfriend that he needs a more serious girlfriend for his legal career, Elle decides that she is going to be taken seriously. Elle applies and is accepted into into Harvard Law School, but unfortunately she finds few friends amongst the haughty, pretentious crowd. Elle's ex-boyfriend Warner (Matthew Davis) then finds a new girlfriend Vivian (Selma Blair). When Elle discovers that both Warner and Vivian will never respect her, she decides to take law school into her own hands and work as hard as she possibly can. After impressing one of the law professors with her deductive reasoning skills regarding a high profile murder trial, Elle is offered an internship. Elle eventually works her way up the ladder, impressing everyone with her intelligence and abilities as a lawyer. Also starring Luke Wilson, Victor Garber, and Jennifer Coolidge, Legally Blonde was based on the novel of the same name by Amanda Brown.

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  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    The mildly engaging silliness of its premise is never transformed into something more substantial, and the attempt at a fine-tuned "Clueless"-like tone is only sputteringly achieved.

  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The character as written is incoherent, but Ms. Witherspoon has the reflexes to make Elle both appealing and ridiculous. It's funny -- in that slightly queasy, un-P.C. Doris Day ki...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Guilty of squandering resources. Amusing as it goes about setting up its premise, in Witherspoon, the gifted veteran of "Election" and "Pleasantville," it has an actress willing to...

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