Credits: Directed by Robert Luketic
Details: (PG), 96 mins, United States, English
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. 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.
It`s not a majorly witty film, but it does have the talented Reese Witherspoon at its core.
Rich, spoilt, superficial Californian Elle Woods - Reese Witherspoon fully expects that boyfriend Warner - Matthew Davis, will pop the question at the end of four years of college. She`s shocked, stunned, bewildered when he informs her their relationship is over, that`s he`s going to Harvard to study law so he can be a senator by the time he`s thirty. He says he needs a suitable wife, a Jackie not a Marilyn. Undeterred Elle decides to follow him, to prove herself. Unfortunately Elle`s lolly pink lifestyle doesn`t suit Harvard at all. She finds herself befriending a local manicurist Paulette, Jennifer Coolidge and becoming involved with graduate student Emmet, Luke Wilson - in helping to defend a woman accused of murder.
Legally Blonde is blithely exuberant. Interestingly it`s very similar thematically to Titsiana Booberini, both films are about not judging a book by its cover. But with Legally Blonde it`s quite a slim volume. It`s not a majorly witty film, but it does have the talented Reese Witherspoon at its core, a major advantage. Compared to Clueless which was a smart take on female vacuousness, Legally Blonde is actually a Marilyn. However, like that quintessential blond bombshell, it certainly has its moments.
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