“ Genre: Comedy / Theatrical Release: 2001 / Director: Robert Luketic / Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson ... / DVD released 06 November, 2001 at MGM / Features of the DVD: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC „
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Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) who is viciously dumped by the love of her life for being 'too blonde.' Her life is one long party mixed up with plenty of shopping, pampering and more shopping. Although she is far from being trash, growing up across the street from Aaron Spelling, this isn't enough for her boyfriend Warner, who wants a more serious girlfriend than a former Miss Hawaiian Tropic girl. Elle wants to win him back so she follows him to Harvard Law School. Thinking that the hardest battle she had was to actually get into the prestigious school, she soon realises the hard work is only just beginning. Will she get him back, or does she even want to? This film is refreshing for a romantic comedy, because it doesn't take itself too seriously. The director knows that it is a fluffy piece of fun and doesn't pretend to be anything else. It is good natured, whilst also being sleek and sexy. Although it will never be a classic it is nevertheless relaxing and easy to watch. Reese Witherspoon is so talented and may be a little wasted in this role, but she has the charm and personality to bring something special to any film. I love this film, above all because I am Mel Woods and I also studied Law at University, although I am a brunette, and hopefully not as daft as Elle.
(Film only review) I needed to be distracted the other night from the horrid looting that was happening in my home town of Enfield. As I was very nervous with what was happening only 5 minutes away from my doorstep a film seemed like a good distraction. I decided a light hearted film was the right choice for me. When I noticed that sky movies had shown legally blonde (and my sister had luckily recorded it on our sky plus box) I knew this was the right choice for me. Having previously watched the film several times before, I knew what I was letting myself in for. Here is my first film review of a truly brilliant film. Storyline/plotline: 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 every day. Main Cast: (Actors name ... Character) Reese Witherspoon ... Elle Woods Luke Wilson ... Emmett Selma Blair ... Vivian Matthew Davis ... Warner Victor Garber ... Professor Callahan Jennifer Coolidge ... Paulette Ali Larter ... Brooke Taylor Windham My opinion towards the film: This brilliant film, which was nominated for two golden globes (best performance by an actress and best motion picture) challenges the idea of stereotypes. What is clear from the film at the beginning is that, Elle woods is a character purely judged by her appearance. The way she dresses, her looks and even her hair colour are all factors as to why people at Harvard Law school look at her as a joke. As a minority myself (red-head and proud!) It is nice to see a film challenging the idea of such stereotypes as 'dumb - blondes' or 'blonde bimbos'. This film shows that no matter how you look, you shouldn't let that stop you trying to follow your dreams. The movie's opening theme song "Perfect Day" by Hoku is actually very fitting and apt. It's a very catchy song that fits perfectly with how Elle Woods feels at the start of the film. I love the opening of the film and the song is a big part of this. This film, although described aptly as a 'Chick-flick' is also a brilliant comedy in its own right. In fact one sentence uttered by Elle Woods in the film (as performed brilliantly by Reese Witherspoon) won best movie line in the 2002 MTV movie awards with "Oh, I like your outfit too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated." (Said to the character Vivian) The emotions shown in this film feel so genuine that you, as the viewer, are constantly hoping that Elle will succeed in her endeavours. The real success of this film (in my opinion) is not the script, or the costumes but the acting of Reese Witherspoon as the lead Elle Woods. Witherspoon manages to make the character Elle Woods so endearing that I defy anyone to hate her. She gives the character an absolutely beautiful heart and a truly honest voice that should be heard. I wish more people had Elle Woods heart and character. Witherspoon definitely delivers in this film and I believe she should have won that Golden Globe in 2002! Would I recommend?: I love this film and surprised I do not own it on DVD yet (maybe I can treat myself to it with my next amazon voucher from Dooyoo). This is a classic chick-flick film that you can watch time and time again without getting bored of it. The reason for this is, I believe, due to its heart-warming (and as Elle Woods would say...) fuzzy storyline that truly makes you feel like you know Elle. This film's appeal ranges to girly-girls who view Cosmo magazine as the bible (Like Elle herself) to tom-boys alike. Even some males have seen the appeal of Legally blonde (and this is not only due to the fact that Reese Witherspoon is gorgeous!). I would definitely recommend this film to any female and if you love this film, check out the rest of Reese Witherspoon's films as she is a gem of an actress! Running time: 96 minutes Certificate rating: 12 Release Date: 26 October 2001 Believing in yourself NEVER goes out of style!!
Almost all girls can't help but love Legally Blonde (and even most guys who've watched it can't help but love it too!). It has to be said that its a classic movie and one that can be watched again and again and never seems to get old. Its got everything a great girly movie needs; a great, star studded cast, a great, rom com storyline and . . . pink - there is definitely a lot of pink! Reese Witherspoon plays Elle Woods - a Beverley Hills beauty who'll do anything to keep her man, even go to law school. But because she's a blonde no one thinks she will ever even get in. When she does get in she proves everyone wrong, and begins her adventure of fighting to get her man back, as well as getting honour, justice and respect for blondes everywhere! I think Reese Witherspoon plays Elle exceptionally well. You can't help but not like her character in this film. Luke Wilson also has a part in this film which I also think he plays really well. Other actors in the film include Selma Blair, Matthew Davis and Victor Garber. The film is so funny and has you laughing all the way through. But there are also parts when you feel sad for Elle, and when you feel emotions with the characters, such as hoping she does well in something or strongly disliking Warner, or Vivian who is someone who stereotypes Elle and looks down her nose at her because she is a blonde. There were no parts in this film when I was bored, and it is also very original and full of surprises. This isn't just average, predictable rom com. Overall I would definitely recommend watching this film. It is £4.80 from amazon and you may be able to find it on ebay and places like HMV and Play.com as well. Recommended :)
You can't get more girly than that. Those who have watched the previous Legally Blonde movie will understand the overflow of girly stuff and pink that lingered through this film- and this one is the same, only double. The addition of twins to the Legally Blonde series is something that I personally believe was a nice touch and really managed to capture the fun spirit of all three movies. Elle Wood's nieces, Annie and Izzy are Blonde and British twins to their single father. When he gets a job offer to America, the entire family moves there and the girls get a scholarship to one of the most prestigious and snobbish schools, where the wealthy kids rule. Annie and Izzy soon learn that they have to keep their scholarship a secret to get accepted in the "In" crowd and they soon become among the most popular girls in the snobby school. But a jealous, wealthy girl soon learns about their scholarships... Milly and Becky Rosso depicted the twins and they were amazing. In fact, these were apparently their very first roles. If I hadn't learned about that from the DVD extras, I really wouldn't have believed that this was their debut role. Naturally, the fact that they are real-life twins reflected a strong chemistry between them in the movie, and this is something that becomes highly relevant in certain parts of the plot. The film is definitely rather shallow- the most serious feature is in fact acceptance and judgement based upon wealth, but even that was not depicted in such a serious light. However, I loved the shallowness for once, since it was perfectly in line with the previous two movies. Watching this film in fact made me wonder whether it's true that blondes have more fun, since I would describe Legally Blondes as being one of the most entertaining and fun film I ever watched! DVD Extras: Annie and Izzy Featurette Behind the scenes Commentaries Deleted scenes Bloopers Trailers Cast List Cast: Milly Rosso as Annie Becky Rosso as Izzy Lisa Banes as Headmistress Higgins Brittany Curran as Tiffany Curtis Armstrong as Mr Golden Rose Abdoo as Sylvia Bobby Campo as Chris Chole Bridges as Ashley I certainly recommend this film to anyone who loved the first and second Legally Blonde. Lots of pink, lots of fun, lots of laughter on the menu! Thank you for reading!
One of the biggest, blondest, most pink films of all chick flicks perfect for you girls and your girlfriends! This is a great film if you're planning an night in your with your girls. Elle Woods has it all! living the life of a LA girl with the best girl friends she could ask for, pretty, big house, job and her very own prince charming, and he is about to get engaged to her! The best thing that has ever happened to her, until the most heartbreaking news happens, he doesn't want to propose to Elle, he wants to spilt up with so that he focus on his studies at harvard Law high school! Elle, is devestated. She has a plan, she will use every excuse in the book to win her Prince Charming back even if she has to work so hard and end in Harvard law school her self! Sadly, at law school it doesn't better, it gets heck of a lot worse when she doesn't fit in the crowd with all other law students and her prince Charming is with a plain, unattractive girl and he is engaged to her! Will Elle still win him back? Will Elle get her revenge? She will succeed Law school? cast Elle Woods - Reese Witherspoon Emmett - Luke Wilson Vivian - Selma Blair Warner - Matthew Davis Prof Callahan - Victor Garber director : Robert Luketic release date: 26th October 2001 (cinema) run time: 96 minutes I wouldn't say this film is one of my favourites but I think it's great if you're having a girls night in.
I hadn't watched Legally Blonde for ages until it appeared on last nights TV line up. Initially my first thought was to go and find something else to do, until the word popcorn was mentioned (toffee coated in my defence!) and so I ventured to settle back and try to get into it. The last time I watched it I was still in my young teenage years where on occasions the poorest of comedies could make me laugh, so lets just say I wasn't expecting much from the film. Elle Woods has had a comfortable life. She has a selection of close friends, a wealthy family and a boyfriend she adores. Everything seems to be going so well for her and things couldn't be any more perfect when she comes to realise that the love of her life is going to propose. Or not, as the case turns out. The reason why? He's going off to Harvard Law School and can't possibly see himself being with someone who is a 'dumb blonde'and just isn't serious enough. Determined to get him back she decides there is only one way to go about it. Get into the same school. Simple! After studying hard and with maybe a bit of help from a video, as you'd expect, she gets in. Although things are not always going to be easy for her to cope with. Especially as her fellow students clearly judge Elle by the way she looks and dresses. What makes it worse is that her ex has already got himself a girlfriend, soon to be called wife. Elle isn't one to sit back though, always up for a challenge she is determined to get people to think differently about her and to prove to them that there is more to her than perfect hair and nails. What can be needed to get those around her to accept her and when it comes down to it will she ever succeed? A murder trial might very well just be the answer. I had a view point in my head that Elle should not be liked but annoyingly she is very nice and there's not a bad word to be said about her. A sweet personality Reese Witherspoon manages to portray the bubbly blonde in a way which is so endearing to the viewer. At times you can just see what is going to happen as she is playing a predictable character but I suppose that is what you'd expect from a teen film. Selmair Blair plays the role of her ex's fiancé. Now I very much so like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter but sometimes even I prefer a bit of realism. When she is trying to show superiority over Elle it just makes her look a bit daft. Maybe this is to make it obvious to us that she is supposed to look down on Elle but I think it could have been a little more subtler. I found Legally Blonde to be a pleasant surprise. Happily sitting there for just under 1 hour 40 I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was clearly obvious in places what was going to happen which did dampen the humour although one particular moment involving two people bumping heads probably provided the biggest laugh of the night. It's just a light hearted watch which doesn't take itself too seriously. You don't even have to pay too much attention to follow the storyline. So it might not of been the most hilarious of films but it was one that I felt would be perfect when you don't want too much intensity. The DVD extras are nothing special, a commentary and obviously it wouldn't be complete without the deleted scenes. You can buy this on Amazon for £6.91.
Legally Blonde ~x~ General Information ~x~ From 2001 American Comedy Based on the novel "legally blonde" written by Amanda Brown Produced By: Marc E. Platt Directed By: Robert Luketic Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Matthew Davis, Jennifer Coolidge & Selma Blair ~x~ Plot Summary ~x~ Based on Elle Woods, sorority president and the measures she will go to, to win her boyfriend, Warner, back who she is seriously in love with. Just when she thinks he is about to propose to her, little does she know he is actually intending on splitting up with her in the hope of finding someone more "serious" at Harvard Law School where he will be attending. Outraged and desperate to be with him, Elle decides the only way she is going to win him back is if she also attends law school. It almost seems like an impossible dream considering her major was fashion and merchandising. Elle then sits her LSats and instead of writing an emissions essay decides to make a video instead in why they should choose her to join there law school. Elle successful gets accepted into the law school and carries on her mission to get back Warner. It is made clear from the start that she does not really fit in with the other people who attend the school as they seem rather "dull" and "boring". She then bumps into Warner in the corridor and he is very shocked she has got into the school and arranges to meet up with him later. Elle then realises that Warner has already moved on and is now engaged to a very serious brunette law student Vivienne, who Elle does not get on with from the start. Following this revelation Elle rushes straight to a beauty salon and the friendship between her and Polette begins. After not getting off to the best of starts Elle decides its time to get serious and show people she is capable of being a proper law student. She then gets taken on, on one of her professor's internships, helping him deal with a murder case where they are defending the victim's wife Brooke Windom. Also helping out on the case is Emmett who grows very close to Elle towards the end of the film. Due to her professor trying it on with her Elle then decides she wants to quit law school as she feels she will never be taken seriously. Although, she is then persuaded she can do it and represents Brooke on her own with the help of Emmett. Elle ends up winning the trial and proves Brooke is innocent due to flaws in the statement made by the defendant. Elle instantly spots these when she knows the real beauty rules. Warner then wants to be with Elle again, but she decides she needs a serious boyfriend if she is ever going to get anywhere with her law career. ~x~ My View ~x~ As you can probably tell this is one of my fave films which I have watched many times! I think it is fun and a very easy watch when you need something to do. I find it's the kind of film you can watch over and over again without getting bored. I think that the main purpose of this film is to show people not to be sterotypical and overall is a very fun film! This is a great chick flick and I would definitely recommend you watching it if you haven't all ready!
The last weekend of the football season gave us a long away trip to Ipswich and deciding to make a weekend of it, the wife and I booked a couple of nights away at a country lodge in Norfolk. The lodge came with its own DVD player and so the wife wanted to get a new DVD for the trip. The trouble is, we're quite into our romantic comedies and so we've seen a lit of what the Internet has to offer. That was until the Mrs found the Legally Blonde double pack for £3.99 from Play.com. The DVD was ordered and arrived just in time for our weekend away. Legally Blonde stars Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods - a stereotypical dumb blonde who only ever thinks about shoes, shopping and puppies. She has the perfect boyfriend and is expecting a marriage proposal from him. Sure enough he invites her out to dinner where he turns her world upside down - by dumping her! It's quite a funny early twist and one which I didn't see coming! His reason for dumping her are quite simple - she's a dumb blonde and he wants somebody with a bit more substance. Annoyed by this Elle enrols in a law course at Harvard in order to prove her ex wrong. What follows is 90 minutes of silly entertainment that's light-hearted and funny in places. Reece Witherspoon plays the dumb blonde role quite well and certainly looks good in some of the outfits they put her in. However I couldn't help but think the role would have been perfect for Isla Fisher, but that's just a personal opinion as I have a bit of a thing for Mrs Ali G! The supporting cast isn't really explored as the vast majority of the film is centred on Witherspoon's character. This is a pity as I would have liked to have seen a little more of Luke Wilson who plays Elle's new love interest. Overall, I'd say that it's not the worst film in the world, but it's certainly not the best either. It lacks the romance of the likes of 50 First Dates and the comedy of Knocked Up, but if you're into your romantic comedies it's certainly worth a watch!
Legally Blonde -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General information -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Film Duration: 92 minutes Category: Comedy Year: 2001 Director: Robert Luketic Language: English Country: United States Rating: All Ages Extras: Yes Actors: Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods Luke Wilson as Emmett Richmond Selma Blair as Vivian Kensington Matthew Davis as Warner Huntington III Victor Garber as Professor Callahan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dumb and blonde? This often go together, but not for Elle Woods. Elle Woods is at the end of her high school year and is immensely popular and is totally in love with her boyfriend Warner Huntington. Warner comes from a outstanding family and Elle sees herself as the perfect wife. But unfortunately for Elle, Warner thinks differently and says he must think of its future and its image. Indeed Warner goes to Harvard to begin a law degree and that is what the blond Elle doesn't really belongs. Elle is actually very smart, but doesn't really looks like it with her appearance with her little doggie and favourite colour pink. Elle is broken, after the break-up, but acts quickly to get him back by proving that she are also make it at Harvard! She actually makes it into Harvard! But she finds out that Warner already has someone named Vivian who's more serious looking. To make matters worse he seems to have been engaged to her! With the education that Elle follows, she is not taken seriously, but she doesn't just sit back, she fights! But whether she succeeds to be accepted and still remain itself? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acting performance -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Timing is often everything in a comedy movie and if it does not click between the actors, the funny scenes often pass over. This movie is okay and that the actors show that they certainly can act. Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods plays the lead role. She is very shallow and appears to be an empty head, but the reality is different. She is certainly intelligent and knows people. Reese Witherspoon plays this role superb and has very good timing. Furthermore, her facial expressions are very well and can act very silly. Although the other actors also good, the film is more about Elle. Selma Blair has the role of Vivian Kesington and is the fiancé of Warner. She is very serious but a real 'bitch. She thinks that Elle is no match for her, but she will be in for a surprise. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Extras -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are some extras on the DVD including commentary from director Robert Luketic, Reese Witherspoon and Producer Marc Platt. They tell about their experiences during filming. Interesting comment because it's not only the director who gives information but also Reese. Furthermore there is an extra that addresses the different hairstyles Reese during the film and some deleted scenes. In itself not bad extras especially the commentary is interesting. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Own opinion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I find Legally Blonde a pleasant surprise with Reese Witherspoon in a comedy. When I first heard of this movie my expectations were not exactly high, because I assume that this was a simple teen movie that would be humorous, but nothing really special. The film is very nice and original with good actors who know well to bring the jokes across. The timing is good and the facial expressions speak for itself. Especially a Reese Witherspoon is very good but other actor's mare also good in this movie. Very nice movie that you absolutely a must see!
When my girlfriend said that she wanted me to watch the Legally Blonde DVD with her as it is one of her favourite films, I thought I was in for another lame chick flick. Although the film started quite pink and fluffy it actually got quite good and at times even managed to make me laugh! Ridiculously, because the first one wasn't too bad she then reached for the Legally Blonde 2 DVD. I ended up watching this as well after a break for dinner, but I'll let you know how I got on with that another time! The film itself was released in 2001 and is based on a novel. The story follows Elle Woods, a blonde fashion student who always wears pink and carries and small dog in her handbag played by Reese Wetherspoon and her boyfriend Warner Harrington played by Mathew Davis. Warner has always wanted to be a lawyer. He takes this to the extreme in a restaurant date with Elle. He becomes quite embarrassed and appears rather nervous, she jumps to conclusions and because they have been together for some time thinks that he is about to propose; how wrong could she be! Warner breaks the bad news that he is finished with her; his reason being that she isn't the right type of girlfriend for a powerful lawyer; charming! Instead of hating him and never wanting to see him again, during a spa weekend away with her girly mates, Elle decides that she is going to get him back and can think of no better way than to get on the law course at Harvard Law School! Elle begins studying hard for her LSAT examinations and submits a video style essay which is greatly received by the male members on the board as she is wearing a pink bikini! Needless to say she passes the LSATS and her entrance essay is accepted due to its unique charm. So she's on the course, but how will she get on and will she win back Warner, after all he now has a new girlfriend who he feels is the perfect woman to be by his side? I have to say that for film many would call an extremely girly chick flick I wasn't too disappointed. Yes she wears pink, has a small dog, is madly in love with the jerk Warner and gets had nails manicured every week, but there is something quite appealing and likeable about her. I shall not reveal anymore of the plot as I think I've done enough of that already, but as the film goes by we learn a lot more about Elle Woods and the dangerous game people play by stereotyping. It's a feel good family movie for me and I'd probably recommend it. For those of you that are interested, Legally Blonde the musical is currently showing in London's West End at the Savoy Theatre. The show features Sheridan Smith from Gavin and Stacy and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and Duncan James from boy band Blue and musical Chicago. Cast of Legally Blonde the movie: Reese Wetherspoon - Elle Woods (main character) Mathew Davis - Warner Hunnington (Elle's ex boyfriend) Selma Blair - Vivian (Warner's new girlfriend) Victor Gerber - Professor Callahan (Elle's main lecturer at Harvard) Jessica Cauffiel - Margot (girly mate) Alanna Ubach - Serena (girly mate) Ali Larter - Brooke Taylor Wynham (celebrity fitness guru) Jennifer Coolridge - Paulette Bonafonte (Elle's manicurist) DVD Runtime 1 Hour 32 Minutes Suitable only for persons of twelve years and over. Thanks for reading, feel free to comment. Beanie8844.
I hate blonde bimbos like Paris Hilton who live 2 dimensional lives living in a pink vacumn and spewing things like "Totally!" or "For real?". I thought I would hate Elle Woods, the films protaganist. But I didn't. The story is simple, Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon is anticipating her boyfreind Warner to propose to her. Instead he explains that he no longer wants to go out with her as he needs someone serious. She is heartbroken. As Warner is due to attend Harvard Law School she decides to follow him and win him back. She studies hard and manages to pass and get into Harvard Law. The only problem is, even though she has proved that she can be smart Warner again insists that she wont be able to cope and tells her to leave. Will she get her man and will she prove she not living in a blonde bubble. This is one of those rare teen movies that offers something a little different. Elle is deemed as perfect, a home coming queen (whatever that is) and is head of her serority. Nobody expects Elle to be anything more than blonde and pretty, even her parents have no faith in her interlect. When she attends college she is mercilessly bullied and excluded by early everybody. She is seen as pretty and therefore a complete fake. It is nice to see the classic concept of an awkward girl or boy being bullied because they aren't pretty. Instead we find the awkward people being just as nasty as the pretty people in trying to alienate someone that is different. The acting is fairly good but I dont think its hard to pretend to be a valley girl. There are some awkward moments like the 'bend and snap' moment that was trying to come off as funny but ended up making me feel embarrassed until the camp man came on. I would rate this movie as good which against most teen movies I would usually rate them as poor.
Legally Blonde is a film about Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) Elle seems to have it all not only is she popular, rich, head of her sorority Delta New and has been homecoming queen but she has the perfect boyfriend as well. After she hears that Warner hunnington (Matthew Davis) her boyfriends has been to see his gran she assumes that she has gone to pick up a ring so that he can propose to her. At dinner she discovers that it is the complete opposite, that she is being dumped. Warner declares that he now has to start thinking serious about his life and his impending entry to Harvard law school. After being taken for a pamper session to cheer her up by her friends Margot (Jessica Cauffiel) and Serena (Alanna Ubach) she finds an article in a magazine where warners brother has got married to a law school graduate and decides that this is what she must do to get him back. She studies and produces an unusual entry video and manages to get into Harvard law school the same one that Warner got into. She doesn't really fit it, with her pink clothing and her perfect hair shes different to everyone else. After meeting Warner she finds out that he is now engaged to an old girlfriend Vivian (Selma Blair) and starts fighting to win him back. Will she be successful on her course and will she win the love of her life back? I did really enjoy this type of movie, although i don't like to admit it (other than to you people, especially after the amount of reviews on them) I do really enjoy these types of movies, they easy going and can be watched without really thinking. This one was a little more stupid that the rest though, I don't believe that a character like Elle Woods would ever get into Harvard law school, and i don't think they would ever want to. Even her friends don't really understand the whole concept of doing this. If your expecting a romantic comedy then this is not the movie for you, it is amazing in its own right but the romance for Elle isn't really there. Though it is a perfectly good chick flick. This movie just proves that whatever you want you can get. Elle wanting to get into Harvard and making it.
I have to say that Legally Blonde really has to be one of my favourite films of all time, and its a really good example of a chick flick! In fact writing this is starting to make me think its time to watch it again now! I really like the plot because it is one of female empowerment and is different from all the other typical chick flicks, yes there is some romance but its not all on that and there is a lot of the main character trying to break down barriers that have been there for years and start something new. Elle Woods seems like she has everything, she's head of her sorority and loved by everyone at her college, with a boyfriend called Warner who she thinks is going to propose. However, he ends up dumping her instead of proposing and Elle is shocked; he said that he wanted someone more serious and he was going to Harvard law school. Then, Elle decided that she could go to law school too! And after cramming for some exams and making a not so conventional application she is accepted to Harvard, much to the shock of the people around her. When she gets there, law school is unlike anything she has ever done before and it's a total shock to her system! However, will she over come these prejudices that are in her way and prove to everyone that blondes can be clever? Will she get Warner back? Watch it and see! Elle Woods the main character is played by Reese Witherspoon, and quite frankly I think that she was totally perfect for the part and I really couldn't imagine anybody else as her! She also looks totally right because people see Elle as a typical bubbly blonde, and Reese is blonde and has a bit of a sorority girl look about her. In fact, I totally love her style throughout the film, and when I was watching the special features on my DVD, I found out that through the course of the film she has over 40 different hairstyles! This is such a good chick flick, and also has good feminism themes, I would totally recommend that you watch it, especially as copies are going really cheap now! There is also a sequel which I also recommend, and a musical which I really must see!
I love films and sometimes there is just nothing better than a good old chick flick and I think Legally Blonde has become one of the great modern ones! There is now a Legally Blonde 2 and it has also been made in to a musical which is being shown in London. The main characters are Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), Emmett (Luke Wilson), Vivien (Selma Blair) and Warner (Matthew Davis). Elle is a blonde, ditzy (or so you are led to believe), pink loving sorority girl who, thinking she is going to be proposed to by her boyfriend, Warner, ends up being dumped, as he is going to become a lawyer and he feels he needs someone more serious. Elle decides to prove Warner wrong and win him back and so applies to Harvard Law to be with him. Warner has reunited with an old girlfriend, and on the mission to win him back, she falls for Emmett and manages to prove everyone wrong and that she can make it through law school and that she doesn't need or want Warner anymore. This is a brilliant, feel good chick flick and is perfect for cheering you up or having a girlie night in and I would definitely recommend it.
When watching films, I'm definitely in the chick flick camp. I hate anything to do with blood and guts and especially disaster films. I first watched Legally Blonde quite a few years ago and I watch it about once every 6 months from then on. MAIN CHARACTERS Elle Woods - The main character during the movie. Ditzy blonde turned law student Warner - Elle's ex boyfriend and fellow Harvard Law Student Vivian - Warner's new girlfriend Margo & Serena - Elle's best friends PLOT Elle Woods is president of her sorority; Delta Nu. She was Homecoming Queen and is waiting for boyfriend Warner to pop the question. Warner, however, has other ideas. After being dumped by Warner, Elle is devastated. All she wants is for things to go back to normal, so after realising that he's looking for a 'serious' girlfriend, she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School. She manages to pass all her exams and goes off to Harvard. Unfortunately when she gets there, she discovers he has a new girl on his arm, Vivian. Vivian is everything Elle isn't; prim, proper and a brunette! On top of this, she's having trouble fitting it at Harvard. Everybody seems to have these preconceived ideas about her being a dumb blonde and treat her as such. After a lot of hard work, she manages to impress her Professor so much that Elle, Warner and along with three other students, she is taken on as an intern on a big murder case. Professor Callahan thinks the defendant is guilty, Elle knows otherwise. Can she save the day? MY THOUGHTS Legally Blonde is a total feel good film. It always leaves me feeling happy and upbeat. I also like the fact it does a good job of conveying a message to the watcher. Elle is bullied by some small minded people at Harvard, just because she is different, but she manages to rise above it and come out a winner. I think this would be a really good film for young teens to watch as it shows that pretty, confident girls can be unhappy too. Tolerance is always a good lesson to learn. I really think the standard of acting in Legally Blonde is very good. Reese Witherspoon does an excellent job of playing a dizzy blonde, she makes Elle a very likeable character, even though she's coming up with strange schemes to get her man back. The supporting cast are very impressive too, the only actor I didn't really warm to was Matthew Davis who plays Warner. I found him to be a bit wooden and boring. Thankfully he didn't take up a great amount of screen time. Other supporting cast members include Jennifer Coolidge, Victor Garber, Luke Wilson and Holland Taylor along with a special appearance by Racquel Welch. CAST Elle Woods - Reese Witherspoon Vivian - Selma Blair Warner - Matthew Davis Professor Callahan - Victor Garber Margot - Jessica Cauffiel Serena - Alanna Ubach DVD SPECIAL FEATURES - Deleted scenes - Two featurettes: 'Inside Legally Blond' and 'The Hair That Ate Hollywood' - Audio commentaries featuring Robert Luketic, Reece Witherspoon, Marc Platt, and film crew - Hit music video "Perfect Day" by Hoku - Trivia Track - Original theatrical trailer
An extraordinary comic performance from Reese Witherspoon makes Legally Blonde a winner. Witherspoons Elle is a ditzy blonde forced by circumstances to metamorphose into a strong-minded and academic lawyer, without losing her strong sense of self in the process. After majoring in fashion sales, she applies to Harvard Law School to pursue the boy who jilted her, and discovers that she is smart as well as beautiful. Much of this is standard fish-out-of-water fare, with drab "intellectuals" snubbing the colourful and well-meaning Elle. Yet feminists will be disconcerted to discover that, apparently, a life of manicures and accessorising will teach you as much about female solidarity as decades of consciousness-raising! Recruited to the defence team of a fitness guru, she takes the defendants innocence for granted rather than feeling superior to her. Gradually, she and her ex's new fiancée build a fragile friendship that matters to both of them; Selma Blair is excellent as the snobbish vulnerable Vivienne. It might be a predictable self-help fairytale, but its also well-observed, cute and funny. On the DVD: the DVD is presented in 1.78:1 ratio with 5.1 Dolby digital sound as standard. The disc also comes with a wealth of features, including a documentary on the film's obsession with hairstyles--outlining the struggle to keep its heroine bleach blonde from day to day--and a bubbly commentary from Witherspoon and director Robert Luketic. There are also promos, a theatrical trailer and an optional trivia track. --Roz Kaveney