Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

Robert Luketic (2001)

92min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Reese Witherspoon tries - and generally succeeds - to be a grown-up version of Alicia Silverstone's character from Clueless in this entertaining comedy. She plays Elle, a sorority queen who's dumped by her rich boyfriend (Matthew Davis) before he goes to Harvard Law School, as he thinks she's not smart enough to be his wife. The vivacious Valley Girl decides to follow him there to prove him wrong and get him back. It's all desperately silly (Elle gets into Harvard by sending a video of herself in a bikini lounging by a pool), but the sight of a pink-clad Elle tottering on stilettos through Harvard's revered halls is hilarious, and Witherspoon is perfect as the girl whose specialist subjects are Cosmopolitan and manicures. There's fine support, too, from Luke Wilson, Selma Blair (as Davis's bitchy new girlfriend) and Jennifer Coolidge.

Summary

A seemingly dizzy teenager is heartbroken when her boyfriend dumps her because he thinks she is not intelligent enough to help his political career. To prove him wrong she enrols at Harvard, but finds herself out of her depth as other students do their best to humiliate her. Comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis and Victor Garber.

Cast & Crew

Elle Woods Reese Witherspoon
Emmett Richmond Luke Wilson
Vivian Kensington Selma Blair
Warner Huntington Matthew Davis
Professor Callahan Victor Garber
Paulette Jennifer Coolidge
Professor Stromwell Holland Taylor
Brooke Taylor-Windham Ali Larter
Mrs Windham Vandermark Raquel Welch
Director Robert Luketic
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 26 Oct 2001
Comedy