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Legally Blonde (2001)

Legally Blonde
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Film Facts

U.S. Release Date: 13th July 2001    
Running Time: 96 min
U.S. Classification:
Director: Robert Luketic
Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair,  Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge,  Holland Taylor, Ali Larter, Jessica Cauffiel, Alanna Ubach, Oz Perkins, Linda Cardellini, Bruce Thomas, Meredith Scott Lynn,  Raquel Welch.

* This summer go blonde!
* Boldly going where no blonde has gone.
* Blondes DO have more fun!
* Don't judge a book by its hair color!
* Believing In Yourself NEVER Goes Out Of Style!

* Meet Elle Woods. She's a lawyer with a heart of gold...and a mane to match!

Film Synopsis

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) 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 (Matthew Davis) 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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Tony's Comments (2001)

The success of "Legally Blonde" rests on the shoulders of Reese Witherspoon & the talented blonde carries it off with aplomb."Legally Blonde could have easily been re-titled "Clueless Goes To Law School" & starring Alicia Silverstone, but it wasn't. Reese Witherspoon is a delightfully talented young actress & her portrayal of Elle Woods is easily one of the most standout comedic performances of 2001. Her character could be described as a likeable version of the Tracy Flick role she played in 1999's "Election" with Mathew Broderick.

"Legally Blonde" is not your average teen comedy, it stands head & shoulders above the majority that have been released in 2001. The film was a critical success, featuring excellent performances, a good storyline, a quality script, great character development, fun plot twists & excellent direction by Australian Robert Luketic. Also, the classroom & courtroom scenes are exceptionally well handled with wit & sophistication.

Witherspoon plays popular blonde sorority queen Elle Wood. She has it all, well she thinks she does, until her boyfriend dumps her & goes off to study at prestigious Harvard University.  Elle is left feeling like a dumb blonde. Determined to win him back Elle goes to law school after him, but along the way discovers that he wasn't worth the trouble. She proves to herself & her peers that she has the makings of an accomplished Legal Eagle. Throughout the film there is also a number of scenes in a beauty parlor in which "UPS Guy" Bruce Thomas appears to deliver parcels. I couldn't help but find his portrayal of the courier, who has an eye for the ladies, absolutely hilarious. Look fast to spot former Hollywood sex symbol Raquel Welch in a small part as Mrs. Windham Vandermark.

The film has become a surprise success; made for only $18 million, it grossed over $95 million in the US alone. It would be nice to see a sequel so we can see Reese in the courtroom again. She certainly makes a good-looking lawyer. "Legally Blonde" is highly recommended, a good date flick, girls will love it & guys will also enjoy it. It is the type of film that will have you leaving the cinema with a smile on your face.

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Legally Blonde on Blu-ray & DVD

Legally Blonde (2001) [Blu-ray]
Blonderful Los Angeles college student Reese Witherspoon is unceremoniously dumped by her preppy, Harvard-bound boyfriend, who happens to think she's beneath him. In order to prove him wrong, Witherspoon applies to Harvard Law School. Against all odds, she's accepted, excels and gets to show her smarts in a case involving a TV exercise queen who's on trial for murder. Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Ali Larter, and Raquel Welch also star. 96 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; featurettes; music video; theatrical trailer.

Legally Blonde (2001) [DVD]

Legally Blonde Sequels on Blu-ray & DVD

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) [Blu-ray]
Justice is blonde! Laugh-packed sequel has aspiring lawyer Reese Witherspoon heading to Washington, D.C., to join the staff of congresswoman Sally Field. Determined to get a bill passed that would ban animal testing, Witherspoon gets lessons in playing politics from deadpan doorman Bob Newhart and hairstylist gal pal Jennifer Coolidge. With Luke Wilson, Regina King, and Bruce McGill. 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; deleted scenes; featurettes; audio commentary; outtakes; deleted scenes; featurette; music video; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) [DVD]
Legally Blondes (2008) [DVD]
Elle Woods is nowhere to be found, but her twin cousins Annie and Izzy (Camilla and Rebecca Rosso) are on hand for this third entry in the popular series. Leaving their native England to attend school in sunny California, the girls' attempts to fit in fail miserably, and they wind up framed for a crime they didn't commit. Now, they'll have to use the sharp legal minds their family is known for to clear their names. Brittany Curran, Kunal Sharma also star. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurettes.

Legally Blonde Triple Pack on DVD

Legally Blonde/Legally Blonde 2 / Legally Blonde (Triple Pack) [DVD]
Three-disc set includes "Legally Blonde," "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde," and "Legally Blondes."

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